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.
HEALING TIP: 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
Selecting and Storing Cranberries
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.