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10 Fun Facts About Cranberries

1

Cranberries bounce when

they are ripe.

2

The top cranberry growing

states are Massachusetts,

Michigan, Minnesota, New

Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island,

Washington, and

Wisconsin.

4

Cranberries have tiny

holes on the inside

that allow them

to float.

5

Native Americans

dried cranberries and

pressed them into an

energy bar. They used

the juice to dye clothing

and jewelry.

8

The first cranberry

growing region in the U.S.

was near Cape Cod, Mass.

3

The first known recipe for

cranberry sauce came from

American Cookery by Amelia

Simmons (1796).

6

Cranberries are high

in vitamin C, anthocyanins,

and fiber, and

may reduce the risk of

UTIs, heart disease, gum

disease, and more.

9

Early settlers

called it the crane

berry because the

flowers resembled the

head and neck of the

graceful bird.

7

Cranberries

grow on a

low shrub in

sandy soil,

not on

water.

10

Cranberries are one of

a few fruits native to

North America—Concord

grapes and blueberries

are two others.

JUST 2 GLASSES A DAY

CAN BE DEADLY

A study of more than 451,000 healthy people

in Europe concluded that drinking 2 glasses

of sweetened soft drinks daily significantly

increases risk of early death when compared

to drinking less than 1 glass per month.

Research in the United States has found

similar risk. It doesn’t matter whether drinks

are sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners.

INFOGRAPHIC: TEXT BY KIM STEWART; ART BY STEPHEN DEBONREPOS

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