National Eat A Cranberry Day
National Eat A Cranberry Day-a holiday that’s observed every November 23rd-is the perfect time for people to take advantage of the benefits of adding cranberries to their diet. Although most people think of that nasty canned jelly called cranberry sauce when they think of this fruit, we’re actually talking about the fresh red berries that are the perfect complement to any meal.
Cranberries are not only delicious, however, but they’re packed full of antioxidants and provide people with a wide variety of health benefits. Everyone should just run out and get some cranberries for this day and for Thanksgiving-which is celebrated right around the time of this holiday.
Fun Facts About Cranberries
Want to know some amazing facts about these crimson berries. Well, we’ve figured that you probably would want to know a few things about them, so we went ahead and listed some facts below. Enjoy the following facts with a glass of cranberry juice or some cranberry relish.
- One cup of fresh cranberries delivers a full serving of fruit.
- Cranberries can help to prevent urinary tract infections.
- Cranberries are naturally low in sugar.
- They contain flavonoids that are heart-healthy.
- Cranberries can inhibit the growth of H. pylori, an infection that can cause stomach ulcers.
- They are native to North America-just like Concord grapes and blueberries.
- Wet harvesting is used to collect cranberries from their vines because cranberries easily float.
Observing National Eat A Cranberry Day
Are you having problems figuring out how to prepare cranberries? If so, then don’t worry too much because these little red fruits can be made into a variety of different dishes including homemade cranberry sauce, in addition to stuffing, cranberry pie, or cranberry juice. While you’re enjoying some cranberries, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalEatACranberryDay on your social media accounts.