Type: Herb, Antioxidant
Related to blueberries and bilberries, cranberry is rich in vitamins and plant compounds important to maintain healthy urinary tract.
Because of its very sour and sharp taste profile, it is rarely eaten raw; it is often made into dried fruits, sauces or juice, which is often added with sugars to make it palatable.
However, during the process of making it into juice, it loses much of its beneficial plant compounds such as quercetin and A-type proanthocynadins. A-type proanthocynadins discourage the bacteria Escherichia coli from attaching to the lining of the bladder and urinary tract, therefore promoting healthy urinary tract.