As I turned the corner in the grocery store, I saw the beautiful display: bags upon bags of beautiful, red round cranberries. I love cranberries. You can keep all the shopping, gifts and stress that comes with the holidays, just give me cranberries.
Cranberries are packed full of antioxidants, protecting cells from the damage of the unstable molecules known as free radicals.
According to Dr. Jon Vinson, research chemist at University of Scranton, cranberries contain more antioxidants than the 19 fruits we most commonly eat.
Cranberries help prevent urinary tract infections and prevent plaque formation on teeth. They also may
kill the bacteria that causes ulcers and stomach cancer, increase HDL (the good) cholesterol while lowereing LDL (the bad) cholesterol, and prevent tumors from growing rapidly or starting in the first place.
The best part about cranberries, they taste so good.
Here’s my favorite cranberry recipe from a website I stumbled upon years ago.
Four simple ingredients.
The most difficult part of this recipe is finding the crystallized ginger in your grocery store
I’m so sorry I can’t give credit where credit is due as I didn’t print out the particulars. But whoever created this, thank you!
Cranberry Orange Ginger Relish
1 bag cranberries, washed
1 big, unpeeled orange, washed and sliced
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup crystallized ginger
Chop finely in a food processor.
Give all ingredients a good stir, and chill it in the refrigerator.
So many ways to enjoy this delicious dish:
Eat it straight from the bowl.
Mix it with yogurt.
Top off your oatmeal.
Serve with salmon.