|Accent any meal with great fresh or frozen cranberries from Whalen Farms LLC in Shamong, New Jersey. These fruits are sure to make your mouth water.
Taking Care of Your Berries
Cranberries are rich in phyto-nutrients (naturally derived plant compounds), which are essential for all-around wellness. Fresh berries can be stored in the refrigerator for several days. But you need to sort out any discolored, soft, shriveled, or sticky fruits before storing. When purchasing from the stores, choose berries with uniform surface and color. Wash them in cold water just prior to use to keep their texture intact. They have a very short shelf life when they are kept at room temperature.
Cranberry Nutritional Facts
Cranberries are a good source of many vitamins, including Vitamin C, A, Betacarotene, Lutein, and Zea-Xanthin. They also include folate and minerals such as potassium and manganese. They have potential health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation, diabetes, neurological diseases, and bacterial infections.
The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (measurement of antioxidant strength of food items) demonstrates the cranberry at an ORAC score of 9584 TE units per 100 grams, which is one of the highest scores in the category of edible berries. Cranberries are great for the prevention of the formation of alkaline (calcium ammonium phosphate) stones in the urinary tract by working against proteus bacterial infections. Some other facts include: