A Cranberry Extravaganza (and Why to Smash Them on the Floor)

by Leigh Ann Otte

True or false: the best cranberries are bright red.

Answer: false! According to this week’s featured article, by registered dietitian Linda Yerardi:

They come in many shades of red, so color isn’t a reliable indicator of age or freshness.

But the freshest once may bounce. So there’s that.

Learn cranberry health facts, ideas for using them and even a bit of history in our berry special holiday feature. (Can you really blame me?) Plus, here’s a dressing recipe that features the red delights.

Have you made a dish with fresh cranberries this year? How did it turn out?

Merry Christmas, and happy holidays!

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2 Responses to “A Cranberry Extravaganza (and Why to Smash Them on the Floor)”

  1. Kristina Says:

    I never heard of checking the cranberries freshness by bounce! This is great info and great recipe too!
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  2. lotte Says:

    Thanks, Kristina! Glad you found it helpful.

    Leigh Ann Otte
    Managing Editor

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