Cranberries: properties and benefits

It is usual to confuse the cranberries in themselves with another variety quite similar but that only differs in its color: the so-called red cranberries . Not in vain, unlike the blueberries or common, which present a dark appearance with a violet-blackish color, red cranberries they are clearly differentiated by their prominent purple color.

In addition, both their Benefits as their nutritional properties They are quite different, as is their flavor. And it is that although it is true that cranberries common can be consumed fresh, cranberries have the disadvantage that they have a sour and acid taste when consumed raw.

Benefits of red cranberries

It does not tend to be usual to find us in many supermarkets or nutrition stores red cranberries fresh, being more common to acquire them dry, sweetened, in juice or in preserves.

This is due to the fact that, consumed fresh / raw, they have a strong, sour and acid taste that can even be quite unpleasant.

With regard to the main benefits of cranberries , it is true that it has virtues similar to those benefits of blueberries in themselves, because they are appropriate when it comes to prevent or relieve urinary tract infections , as it happens precisely with the other variety, which in turn stand out for its richness in antioxidants.

It is rich in tannins , which gives it some antibiotic benefits interesting precisely when it comes to alleviating or preventing this type of infection.

It also highlights its content in Soluble fiber , so its consumption is advised when we want reduce levels of high cholesterol , thanks to the fact that it is useful to specifically reduce high levels of LDL cholesterol (or bad cholesterol).

We should not forget either that its content in tannins turn them into interesting little red fruits in case of digestive disorders and stomach ulcers .

Nutritional benefits of cranberries


45 kcal.


0.5 g.


12 g.

Total fat

0.01 g.


4.6 g.



Vitamin A

2 mcg.


1 mg.

Vitamin B1

0.03 mg.


70 mg.

Vitamin B2

0.02 mg.


0.15 mg.

Vitamin B3

0.10 mg.


9 mg.

Vitamin B5

0.23 mg.


6 mg.

Vitamin B6

0.06 mg.


0.20 mg.

Vitamin C

13 mg.


0.14 mg.

Vitamin E

0.10 mg.


0.65 mg.

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