Cranberries are small, bright red berries harvested from low growing scrubby, woody plants that grow in moors and bogs that contain acidic soil. Cranberries have a distinct sour/bitter flavor.
Available by the 12 oz bag
Cranberries arrive during the fall and are used extensively during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Cranberry sauces and relishes marry well with game dishes, especially venison, pork, poultry and, of course, turkey. Cranberries combine well with apples and oranges and are excellent in tarts and ice cream. Dried cranberries can be used in the same way as raisins.
Cranberries, blueberries and Concord grapes are the only commercially grown native American fruits. They contain a natural preservative, are long lasting and were carried by American whalers and sailors to prevent scurvy.
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