Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) are small, acidic berries with peak growing seasons ranging from October to December in the northern United States and Canada. Although cranberries are small, they pack a huge nutritional punch! The same is true for cranberry juice – 1 cup contains only 45 calories, yet boasts approximately 39 percent of the daily value of vitamin C for the average adult, 195 mg potassium, and high levels of powerful antioxidants. For an awsome cranberry juice, we recommend using the Naturopress cold press juicer.
Antioxidants in cranberry juice
Cranberries contain the second-most antioxidants of any fruit or vegetable, second only to blueberries. Most of the antioxidants present are a type known as polyphenols, and the most common polyphenols in cranberries are anthocyanins. Cranberry juice is considered a functional food, as just 1 cup (240 mL) of 100% cranberry juice contains 540 mg of polyphenols.
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