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Benefits of including Cranberry in our diet. Benefits </>
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Main Health Benefits of Cranberry. Health Benefits
Heart care, Kidney stone treatment, 
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A disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C, characterized by swollen bleeding gums and the opening of previously healed wounds.Scurvy treatment, 
Ulcer prevention and Cancer prevention
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Other General benefits of consuming Cranberry. General Benefits
Anti-inflammatory properties, Boosts immune system, Digestive aid, Fights against infections and Strengthens bones
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Benefits of Cranberry for skin. Skin Benefits
Anti-aging benefits, Reduces wrinkles, Skin rejuvenation and Treatment of acne
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Benefits of Cranberry for hair. Hair Benefits
Promotes longer and healthier hair, Protects hair and Treatment of dandruff
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Allergy of fruits is defined as the damaging Immune response by the body to certain fruits. Cranberry Allergy
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Allergy symptoms of Cranberry fruit. Allergy Symptoms
Anaphylaxis, Breathing Difficulty, Itching, Skin Rash and Swelling Of Mouth, Tongue Or Lips
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Undesirable effects of Cranberry on body. Side Effects
Allergic Reaction, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Stomach Pain and Vomiting
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It tells you whether Cranberry is allowed for following conditions or not. Recommeded for
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Know whether Cranberry is allowed for pregnant women or not. Pregnant Women
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Know whether Cranberry is allowed for lactating women or not. Lactating Women
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Best time to eat Cranberry. Best Time to Eat
  • Any time except an hour after meal
  • Don't consume at night and before bed
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Nutrition is the process of obtaining food or nutrients necessary for growth and health. Nutrition </>
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Serving size of Cranberry is the amount for which the nutrients present in Cranberry are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Organic compounds that include sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbs are the primary source of energy. Carbs
12.20 g
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Indigestible part of food that is obtained from plants. Fibers contain substances like cellulose, lignin, pectin and is Important for blood sugar control, Heart health, Skin health, weight loss etc. Fiber
4.60 g
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These are soluble, crystalline, sweet-tasting carbohydrates found in living tissues. Sugar
4.04 g
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48
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Proteins are molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are necessary for proper functioning of body cells. Protein
0.39 g
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51
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Protein to Carb Ratio. Protein to Carb Ratio
0.03
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Vitamins are organic compounds and a source of essential amino acids to the body. Vitamins
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A type of Vitamin needed for vision, healthy skin, mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth and to immune system health. Vitamin A (Retinol)
3.00 mcg
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It is a part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism and is Important for nerve functioning. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.01 mg
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Part of an enzyme important for normal vision and skin health. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.02 mg
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38
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A Vitamin belonging to Vitamin B complex which aids in better blood circulation and energy. Higher amounts of Niacin improves cholesterol levels and lowers cardiovascular risks. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
0.10 mg
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Part of an enzyme important for nervous system, digestive system, and skin health. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
0.30 mg
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Part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism and helps in making red blood cells. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.06 mg
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Part of an enzyme needed for making DNA and new cells, especially red blood cells. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
1.00 mcg
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An Antioxidant and part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism. It’s Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
13.30 mg
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An Antioxidant and protects cell walls. Vitamin E (Tocopherole)
1.20 mg
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7
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Part of an enzyme needed for proper blood clotting. Vitamin K (Phyllochinone)
5.10 mcg
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A type of carotenoid composed of long chain of eleven conjugated double bonds which prevents heart diseases and certain types of cancers. Lycopene
0.00 mcg
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These are two types of carotenoids which are yellow to red pigments found in fruits and vegetables. Important for antioxidant functions in the body. Lutein+Zeaxanthin
91.00 mcg
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A highly basic compound important in the synthesis and transport of lipids in the body. Choline
5.50 mg
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
0.13 g
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Minerals are solid, naturally occurring inorganic substances that are found in fruits. Minerals
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Potassium helps to maintain the proper acid to base ratios in the body and plays an important role in synthesizing proteins from amino acids. Potassium
85.00 mg
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Iron helps our red blood cells for transportation of oxygen to all parts of the body. Regulates cell growth and cell differentiation. Iron
0.25 mg
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Sodium helps nerve and muscle function and maintains the balance of fluids in body. Sodium
2.00 mg
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Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Also necessary for proper functioning of heart, muscles and nerves. Calcium
8.00 mg
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A type of mineral which helps in normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Also helps regulate the heart beat and to keep bones stronger. Magnesium
6.00 mg
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A type of mineral important to increase the immunity of body and is used to make proteins and DNA. Zinc
0.10 mg
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23
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Phosphorus is very important for the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus
13.00 mg
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Type of mineral needed for enzyme structure. Helps to maintain healthy bone structure & protects skin against UV light. Manganese
0.36 mg
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.06 mg
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Being an Antioxidant, selenium plays a key role in the body’s detoxification system. Selenium
0.10 mcg
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They are carboxylic acids which consist of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those present as esters in fats and oils. Fatty Acids
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Type of fatty acid which lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. Omega 3s
22.00 mg
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Type of fatty acid which plays an important role in cell regulation, structure and protection. Omega 6s
33.00 mg
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They are naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids. Important for cell signalling and membrane stability. Sterol
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Amount of water present in 100 gm of Fruits. Water Content
87.13 g
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Mineral nutrients (like calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, etc.) make up ash. It is the ultimate residue of food combustion. Ash
0.20 g
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It’s an amount of energy that food provides to our body to fuel the metabolic processes. Calories </>
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Serving size of Cranberry is the amount for which the calories present in Cranberry are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits with peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
46.00 kcal
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
Not Available
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
42.00 kcal
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
308.00 kcal
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
151.00 kcal
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Calorie count of different Cranberry items is mentioned ahead. Calories in Foods
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Calorie content in Cranberry juice. Calories in Juice
54.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Cranberry jam. Calories in Jam
150.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Cranberry Pie. Calories in Pie
164.00 kcal
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Features of Cranberry that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </>
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Category to which Cranberry belongs! Type
Berry
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Time of the year when Cranberry is available. Season
Autumn
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Different types of Cranberry. Varieties
Early Black, Howes, Ben Lear and Stevens
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It tells you whether the fruit is available in seedless form or not. Seedless Variety
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Different colors in which Cranberry is found. Color
Red
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The color observed after peeling/cutting a fruit. Inside Color
White
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External appearance of Cranberry. Shape
Round
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How Cranberry feels in your mouth! Texture
Juicy
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Taste of Cranberry. Taste
Bitter and Tart
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The place where scientists have traced the genesis of Cranberry. Origin
North America
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It gives you an idea about the growing environment required needed for the fruit. Grows on
Trees
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Cultivation is defined as the process of production of food by preparing the land to grow crops. Cranberry Cultivation
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Type of soil required for proper cultivation of Cranberry. Soil Type
Clay, Sandy and Well-Drained
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It gives the range of pH level of soil. Soil pH
4.5-5
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Environmental Conditions required to grow Cranberry. Climatic Conditions
Warm
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Interesting facts about Cranberry. Facts </>
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Unique and engaging Information about Cranberry. Facts about Cranberry
  • Europeans thought the cranberry blossom looked like the head of a sandhill crane, hence the name Cranberry.
  • They are also known as bounce berries as they bounce when they ripe.
  • Cranberries do not grow in water.
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It will tell you whether following beverages can be made from Cranberry or not. Cranberry In Alcoholic Beverages
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Wine made from Cranberry. Wine
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Use of Cranberry in Beer. Beer
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Know whether spirits can be made with Cranberry or not. Spirits
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Know whether cocktails can be made with Cranberry or not. Cocktails
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Names of major countries known for growing Cranberry. Production
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Country that ranks first in gross production of Cranberry. Top Producer
United States Of America
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Other countries that are known producers of Cranberry. Other Countries
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Latvia, Macedonia, NA, Romania, Tunisia and Ukraine
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Country which imports Cranberry on a large scale. Top Importer
Europe
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Country which exports Cranberry on largest scale Top Exporter
United States Of America
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A recognized latin name given to fruits, consisting of a genus and species. Scientific name helps avoiding misunderstandings which can arise by common names. Scientific Name </>
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Botanical Name of Cranberry. Botanical Name
Vaccinium Macrocarpon
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The alternate name of Cranberry. Synonym
Oxycoccus macrocarpus
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Scientific Classification or Taxonomy is the science of defining groups of living things on the basis of shared characteristics. Classification </>
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A domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Domain
Eukarya
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A Taxonomic category which groups together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common. Kingdom
Plantae
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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom. Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
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A rank that if treated as a division of a genus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the nomenclature purpose. Division
Magnoliophyta
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It is a taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share a common attribute. Class
Magnoliopsida
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A taxonomic category of organisms, a subdivision of a class which ranks above an order. Subclass
Dillenhidae
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Its nothing but a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Order
Ericales
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Taxonomic category which groups one or more genera, especially sharing a common attribute. Family
Ericaceae
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A category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Genus
Vaccinium
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It is a group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Species
Vaccinium macrocarpon
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Generic group of Cranberry. Generic Group
Heath
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What are the General Benefits of Cranberry?

Significance of fruits in human diet is well recognized and these natural foods are equally appreciated for their high nutritional value. Talking about Cranberry Nutrition, it is full of vital nutrients required for our overall fitness and health. What are the general benefits of Cranberry? Some of the general health benefits of this fruit are: heart care, kidney stone treatment, scurvy treatment, ulcer prevention and cancer prevention. Fruits also contribute well as a remedy for various hair problems. The hair benefits of this fruit are: promotes longer and healthier hair, protects hair and treatment of dandruff. Intolerance to certain fruits or their excess consumption can lead to allergies or side effects. The side effects of this fruit are allergic reaction, diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain and vomiting. Therefore, despite the taste and nutritional value of fruits, it is essential to consume them as per our health requirement. Keep reading to learn about Cranberry fruit which includes its nutrition, taxonomy, benefits and unique facts!

Nutrition details of Cranberry

It is important to know the nutrition details of Cranberry to get a thorough understanding about its benefits. How many calories are present in this fruit? Calories are responsible for the energy we obtain from fruits. Talking about Cranberry fruit, for a serving size of 100 g, the amount of calories in fresh fruit without peel is: 46.00 kcal and calories in frozen fruit are 42.00 kcal. Thus, we can say that Cranberry belongs to Low Calorie Fruits. Taking calories in foods into consideration, calorie content in Cranberry jam is 150.00 kcal. For 100 g of serving size, the amount of carbs in Cranberry are 12.20 g. Fibers are the integral part of fruit nutrition. The fiber content of this fruit is 4.60 g. Fruits high in Vitamin C are always recommended by doctors and dietitians. Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C in Cranberry in 13.30 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, the amount of potassium and calcium present are 85.00 mg and 8.00 mg.

Cranberry Taxonomy

Cranberry taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Cranberry fruit (Vaccinium Macrocarpon) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Cranberry as it is a combination of genus (Vaccinium) and species (Vaccinium macrocarpon). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Dillenhidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Cranberry is Ericaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.

Interesting facts about Cranberry

Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Cranberry that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Cranberry Facts are:

  • Europeans thought the cranberry blossom looked like the head of a sandhill crane, hence the name Cranberry.
  • They are also known as bounce berries as they bounce when they ripe.
  • Cranberries do not grow in water.

Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Early Black, Howes, Ben Lear and Stevens. It is not available in seedless variety.