Be thankful for cranberries' health benefits all year long

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Be thankful for cranberries' health benefits all year long - Medical Express

No respectable Thanksgiving plate is without some form of cranberry, but the fruit's popularity seems to plummet the other 364 days of the year.

That's a shame, nutrition experts say, because cranberries deliver a bundle of health benefits. And they're quite efficient: A cup of raw cranberries carries just 50 calories.

So why aren't they more of an everyday food? It may come down to taste.

"They're a little bit more bitter than blueberries or other berries that have those phytochemicals and a little bit crunchier," said Maya Vadiveloo, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Rhode Island.
 
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