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What is Cranberry?

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Benefits of including Cranberry in our diet. Benefits </> More »
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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 </> More »
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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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39
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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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12
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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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25
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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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32
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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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42
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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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61
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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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14
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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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30
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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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34
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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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43
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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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14
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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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9
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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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14
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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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23
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
0.13 g
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33
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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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70
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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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40
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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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18
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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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37
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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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29
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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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33
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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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11
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.06 mg
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36
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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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16
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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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24
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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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42
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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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They are plant sterols and stanols that regulate the absorption of cholesterol from the small intestine and lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in humans. Phytosterol
Not Available
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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 </> More »
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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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27
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
42.00 kcal
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21
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
308.00 kcal
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16
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
151.00 kcal
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2
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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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26
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Calorie content in Cranberry jam. Calories in Jam
150.00 kcal
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33
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Calorie content in Cranberry Pie. Calories in Pie
164.00 kcal
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46
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Features of Cranberry that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </> More »
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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 </> More »
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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 </> More »
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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 </> More »
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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 is Cranberry Good For?

What is Cranberry? What is Cranberry good for? All fruits are good for health but some have a better a nutritional value as compared to others. Filled with essential nutrients, Cranberry fruit acts as a remedy for various health problems. Some of the Cranberry Benefits are: heart care, kidney stone treatment, scurvy treatment, ulcer prevention and cancer prevention and its general health benefits are: anti-inflammatory properties, boosts immune system, digestive aid, fights against infections and strengthens bones. It can also be used for nourishment of skin and hair. Some skin benefits are anti-aging benefits, reduces wrinkles, skin rejuvenation and treatment of acne and hair benefits are promotes longer and healthier hair, protects hair and treatment of dandruff. If this fruit is consumed in excess or if you are intolerant, you might experience some side effects or allergies. Cranberry side effects are: allergic reaction, diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain and vomiting and its allergy symptoms are anaphylaxis, breathing difficulty, itching, skin rash and swelling of mouth, tongue or lips. Keep reading to get all the necessary information about Cranberry.

Cranberry Information

Cranberry Information includes all the details about its scientific classification and botanical name. The scientific name of this fruit is Vaccinium Macrocarpon. It belongs to Magnoliopsida class and Dillenhidae subclass. The order, family and genus is Ericales, Ericaceae and Vaccinium respectively.

All About Cranberry Nutrients

Learn all about Cranberry nutrients in this section. Cranberry contains various vital nutrients like vitamins, minerals, protein etc. The carbs, fiber and sugar content of this fruit is 12.20 g, 4.60 g and 4.04 g respectively. The protein content in this fruit is 0.39 g and protein to carb ratio is 0.03. Cranberry is a fruit belonging to Autumn Fruits and Autumn Fruits category. Water content in Cranberry is 87.13 g which helps maintain the body temperature. Omega 3s and Omega 6s helps in cell development and proper functioning of tissues. The amount of Omega 3s in Cranberry is 22.00 mg and the amount of Omega 6s in this fruit is 33.00 mg.

Vitamins and Minerals in Cranberry

Vitamins and minerals in Cranberry are one of the essential nutrients. Vitamin A is good for improving vision and good health and the amount present in this fruit is 3.00 mcg. Other vitamins are also required for proper development of body. Vitamin C in Cranberry is 13.30 mg which is good for strengthening of blood vessels. Vitamin E in Cranberry is 13.30 mg and Vitamin K is 13.30 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, Potassium, Iron and Sodium content in Cranberry are 85.00 mg, 0.25 mg and 2.00 mg respectively.

*Note: The above values are for 100 gm of fruit.