A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North America. High in vitamins C and D, potassium and iron they are believed to be a natural remedy for a host of health conditions.
Cranberries come into their own around Christmas but are good for much more than accompanying the turkey. Their sour flavour lends itself well to both sweet and savoury dishes, as well as drinks.
Cranberries are at their best between October and December.
Choose the best
Look for plump, firm, red berries when buying fresh. They’re also available dried.
Cranberries can be kept in the fridge for at least two months or frozen for up to a year.
When fresh, as a sauce, in a summer pudding, as a sorbet or juiced. Or, try dried baked into breakfast bars or muffins.
Try goji berries.