Thu Nov 23rd

National Eat A Cranberry Day

On November 23rd, National Eat a Cranberry Day encourages us to enjoy a piece of the bright red cranberry. But prepare yourself!

cranberries are a species of evergreen dwarf shrubs, or trailing vines, that grow up to 7 feet long and 8 inches high in acidic bogs throughout the northern hemisphere's cooler regions. Their stems are slender and wiry, and they have small evergreen leaves.

The cranberry flowers are dark pink with a strong reflexed petals, leaving the style and stamens fully visible and pointed forward. The fruit of the cranberry plant is larger than the leaves and is initially white, but when ripe, it turns into a deep red.

Cranberry facts

  • Cranberries' acidity overwhelms their sweetness, despite their sweetness
  • They're a major commercial crop in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin. They're a major commercial crop in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin
  • However, Wisconsin leads in cranberry production in the United States, with over half of U.S. production
  • We mostly find cranberries turned into jam, sauce, jam, or sweetened dried cranberries
  • Cranberry sauce is considered a staple component of a traditional American Thanksgiving dish
  • Raw cranberries are marketed as a superfruit due to their nutrient content and antioxidant qualities
  • There are three to four species of cranberry, divided into two groups, and they are divided into two species
  • Producers make white cranberry juice from cranberry juice harvested after they've aged but before they change their distinctive dark red color, producers make white cranberry juice from cranberries harvested
  • In the cranberry-growing regions of the United States, several producers make cranberry wine
  • According to laboratory results, cranberry extracts may have anti-aging properties

The word cranberry comes from "craneberry," first identified by early European settlers in America who felt that the growing flower, stem, calyx, and petals resembled a crane's neck, head, and bill.

How to celebrate #eatacranberryday on acranberryday

Anyone celebrating this holiday will have to substitute cranberries with other foods. Since cranberries have such a pungent flavor, they are equally at home whether baked, sauteed, boiled, mixed, or pureed. This list will give you ample opportunity to eat a cranberry and try a variety of ways to enjoy them as well.

  • Bake them. Make this Cranberry Lemon Scone dish by using this Cranberry Lemon Scone dish. The sweet and tart combination would be a delicious start to your morning
  • Get your fitness off to a new beginning. A Cranberry Smoothie may not meet the definition of "eat a cranberry," but we'll let it slide. This sounds too good to pass up
  • Add sun-dried cranberries to your oatmeal, yogurt, popcorn, or trail mix to your oatmeal, yogurt, popcorn, or trail mix. The tart berries will give you a morning or mid-day snack that traditional snacks don't have. It may also put you in a holiday mood
  • Make a marinade to bring cranberries to the savory side. Make sure you know who's in charge of cooking before serving it to your guests. That's correct. Not the cook

To post on social media, post all your favorite ways to enjoy a cranberry and use the hashtag #EatACranberryDay to highlight it.

Cranberry FAQ

Q. Is cranberries good for the urinary tract?

A. The bladder lining is blocked from forming by a component of cranberries called A-type prohocyanidins, according to the claim that three times fast with a cranberry in your mouth). So, yes, eating cranberries or drinking their juice can help prevent or alleviate a urinary tract infection.

Q. If I eat a raw cranberry, will I get sick?

A. If you can get past a raw cranberry's bitter and astringent taste, you will almost certainly not have any adverse reaction. That said, eating too many cranberries, as well as other berries, can result in an upset stomach. In addition, if you're sensitive to tannins, the ingredient that gives cranberries their characteristicly bitter flavor, you may experience a migraine.