cranberries dried n sliced 1kg


Cranberries are high in nutrients and antioxidants. They can provide various health benefits when eaten as part of a balanced diet.

Many people consider cranberries to be a superfood due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content.

In fact, research has linked the nutrients in cranberries to a lower risk of urinary tract infection (UTI), the prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, and decreased blood pressure.

This article reviews the research on the potential health benefits of cranberries, their nutritional breakdown, and how people can incorporate them into a healthy diet.

Cranberries are very high in bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants — particularly flavonol polyphenols (2Trusted Source, 5Trusted Source, 7Trusted Source).

Many of these plant compounds are concentrated in the skin — and are greatly reduced in cranberry juice (3Trusted Source).

  • Quercetin. The most abundant antioxidant polyphenol in cranberries. In fact, cranberries are among the main fruit sources of quercetin (6Trusted Source, 8Trusted Source, 9Trusted Source).
  • Myricetin. A major antioxidant polyphenol in cranberries, myricetin may have a number of beneficial health effects (9Trusted Source, 10Trusted Source).
  • Peonidin. Alongside cyanidin, peonidin is responsible for the rich red color of cranberries and some of their health effects. Cranberries are among the richest dietary sources of peonidin (6Trusted Source, 8Trusted Source).
  • Ursolic acid. Concentrated in the skin, ursolic acid is a triterpene compound. It’s an ingredient in many traditional herbal medicines and has strong anti-inflammatory effects (11Trusted Source, 12Trusted Source).
  • A-type proanthocyanidins. Also called condensed tannins, these polyphenols are believed to be effective against UTIs (8Trusted Source, 13, 14

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