Cranberry sauce served in a bowl with a teaspoon

Cranberry

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Cranberries are tart, bright red berries that are rich in vitamin D. Learn when cranberries are in season, plus how to buy, store and cook with them.

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.

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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.

Availability

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.

Store it

Cranberries can be kept in the fridge for at least two months or frozen for up to a year.

Cook it

When fresh, as a sauce, in a summer pudding, as a sorbet or juiced. Or, try dried baked into breakfast bars or muffins.

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Alternatives

Try goji berries.