Peak season: September through December
Recipe shown above: Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
Cranberries go hand in hand with the holiday season. Cranberry sauce is a must-have for most of us on Thanksgiving, and they do look lovely strung around the tree at Christmastime. But their value goes well beyond sauce or a simple decoration.
Native to North American peat bogs, cranberries have a long history of health benefits. Flavonoid compounds found in cranberries may promote healthy arteries as well as benefiting the digestive system. Health advantages aside, these tiny berries pack explosive flavor that can jazz up any main dish or dessert.
So be sure to stock up on these delicious and healthy berries this holiday season and look for new ways to keep them in your diet year-round.
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