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Also Known As : Sassamanesh (East India)
Technical Name : Vaccinium oxycoccos


Taste Profile

Cranberry has a sweet juicy taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Cranberries can be eaten as a fruit directly or in the form of juice.
  2. Cranberry whipped cream can be made and used to top fruitcake.
  3. Cranberry sauce can be used in various desserts too.
  4. Cranberries last longer if stored properly in the refrigerator.

Common names and forms

  1. Black Cranberries
  2. Californian Cranberry
  3. Cranberries
  4. Cranberry Fruit
  5. Cranberry Slices
  6. Cranberry Whole
  7. Natural Cranberry
  8. Premium Exotic Cranberries
  9. Red Cranberries
  10. Sliced Cranberries
  11. Whole Cranberries


Cranberry is an elongated fruit that comes from a berry plant with oval leaves. It has a glossy red color. Cranberries take about 16 months to grow completely.

Health benefits

  • Cranberry juice is good for a healthy heart.(1)
  • It is low in calories and may support weight loss.(1)
  • Nutrients in it may have a positive impact on prostate, liver, breast, ovarian, and colon cancer.(1)
  • It contains proanthocyanidins which helps in preventing gum problems.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for fresh cranberries that are shiny, plump, and firm and have bright red color.


Overconsumption of cranberry may lead to formation of kidney stones. It may cause diarrhea or stomach disorders.(2)

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