Juicing cranberries provides antibacterial, anti-viral, antioxidant, anti-cancer benefits
Health Benefits of Cranberries
Cranberries are extremely useful in urinary and bladder infections. It prevents the bacteria from attaching to the cells of the bladder or urinary tract, rendering them ineffective in causing infection.
They are high in vitamins C and A, iodine and calcium, prevent kidney stones and deodorize the urine.
Fresh cranberries are much more effective then store bought for most of which is diluted with water and has added sugar. They freeze well when in season, and can be added to smoothies or juiced frozen.
Wash just before juicing. Because the flavor has a tartness, mix with sweeter juices such as apples, pineapples, apricots and grapes.
Use pulp to make a fruit sauce, either adding fresh in as well or cooking it making a syrup to pour over other fruits or ice creams/desserts. It also tastes good blended with sweeter fruits in smoothies.
Choose berries that are firm and brightly colored.
One pound yields about ¾ cup (175 mL)
Vitamins and Minerals
Rich in beta-carotene, C, folic acid, small amounts of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6
Rich in calcium, chlorine magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, small amounts of copper and iron.
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