The Cranberry Shrub:
Cranberries, bearing the scientific name Vaccinium oxycoccos, are low, creeping shrubs that grow up to 2 meters in height. They bear thin, slender stems with tiny green leaves. The flowers are dark pink in colour, and upon developing, bear the fruits. The fruit, belonging to the berry group, is green when raw and turns vivid red once ripened, with a distinct tart taste and a hint of sweetness.
Dried Cranberries Nutrition Facts:
Dried cranberries are super-rich in Vitamin C. It is also low in calories to help maintain body weight and supplies adequate essential dietary fibers and proteins. Furthermore, dried cranberries also offer the key spectrum of B vitamins to regulate metabolism and cellular energy requirements.
The following is the nutritional value of dried cranberries, per 100 g, in most organic, unsweetened packs of dried cranberries is as follows:
Energy 38 kcal
Carbohydrates 9.62 g
Dietary fiber 1 g
Fat 0.04 g
Protein 0.76 g
Thiamine (B1) 3%
Riboflavin (B2) 2%
Niacin (B3) 1%
Vitamin B6 3%
Vitamin C 73%
The dry fruits also comprises ample potassium which is sufficient for the daily requirement of adults, besides beneficial anthocyanin and flavonoid antioxidants. Other vital trace minerals in this citrus fruits include phosphorus, copper, iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc.
Dried Cranberries Health Benefits:
Boosts Immune System
Maintains Heart Health
Relaxes Muscle Cramps
Combats Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Helps Cure Anemia
Dried Cranberries Uses For Skin And Hair:
Reduces Skin Inflammation
Offers Anti-Aging Benefits
Dried Cranberry Juice Recipe
½ cup dried cranberries
3 tsp of honey
In a bowl, wash all the dried cranberries with clean water.
Thoroughly blend in a juicer to extract the liquid content.
Mix the honey and crushed ice, with a little bit of water to obtain a homogenous fusion.
Relish the mildly sweetened dried cranberry juice chilled.
How It Works:
Dried cranberry contains the rutin category of plant phenol antioxidants which have anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties. This helps to get rid of acne, scars and dark spots on skin, giving the face a vibrant, youthful and soft appearance. It also boosts collagen synthesis in healthy skin cells and helps in slowing down aging.
Supports Hair Growth
Dried cranberries juice not only benefits skin but also promotes hair growth and thickness. The vitamin C and antioxidant content inherent in this dry fruit and juice help to strengthen the roots of hair known as follicles, to stimulate the proliferation of long and robust locks of hair. It assures the complete removal of harmful free radicals that cause weak and brittle hair and incessant hair loss, thereby guaranteeing the renewal of healthy hair growth.
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