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Cranberries

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About This Food

Description

When you think of cranberries, it's likely two things come to mind: Thanksgiving and urinary tract infections (UTIs). 

Grown in bogs throughout Asia, Europe and North America, cranberries contain unique compounds (including d-mannose and tannins) that prevent bacteria from sticking to bladder walls and creating a painful (and potentially dangerous) infection.

In addition to these unique properties, cranberries also contain cancer-fighting ellagic acid and anthocyanins.

 When choosing cranberries, be sure to select unsweetened cranberry juice and make your traditional cranberry sauce at the holidays using no calorie, zero glycemic erythritol.

Estimated Glycemic Load=2

Antioxidant Score* (ORAC)=9,584

*Cranberries, raw

 

Selecting & Storing

Harvested between Labor Day and Halloween, the peak market period for cranberries is from October through December. They're usually packaged in 12-ounce plastic bags. Any cranberries that are discolored or shriveled should be discarded. Cranberries can be refrigerated, tightly wrapped, for at least 2 months or frozen up to a year.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminC
Good Source of
  • Fiber
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Seeds
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s) whole

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Calories: 44

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.12 g
Saturated Fat
0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.02 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.05 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
21 g
ALA
21 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
11.59 g
Net Carbohydrate
7.22 g
Sugars
3.84 g
Fiber
4.37 g
Protein
0.37 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
57 IU
1%
Vitamin C
12.63 mg
21%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
1.14 IU
4%
Vitamin B6
0.05 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
4.84 mg
6%
Folate
0.95 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.1 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.02 mg
1%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
5.22 mg
1%
Minerals
Calcium
7.6 mg
1%
Copper
0.06 mg
3%
Iron
0.24 mg
1%
Magnesium
5.7 mg
1%
Manganese
0.34 mg
17%
Phosphorous
12.35 mg
1%
Potassium
80.75 mg
2%
Selenium
0.1 mcg
0%
Sodium
1.9 mg
0%
Zinc
0.1 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
34.2 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
86.45 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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