Healing effect of cranberry: So healthy is the mossbear
The Cranberry is extremely healthy and is supposed to help against cystitis. But why is the fruit so beneficial? Learn more here about ingredients, healing properties and use of the berry.
Healthy thanks to vitamins and plant substances
A fairly high content of vitamin C makes the cranberry healthy: 100 grams contain about 13 milligrams. The berry has a corresponding positive effect on the immune system. Vitamin A is also abundant in the cranberry.
Cranberries thus bring about a healing effect on the eyes, the skin and the mucous membranes. The cranberry contains other healthy plant substances such as anthocyanins and polyphenols. These can protect human cells against free radicals, have an antibacterial effect and support the cardiovascular system. Lastly, cranberries contain proanthocyanidins, so-called bitter substances that can help with inflammation such as the bladder.
Use of the cranberry for sweets and hearty
Raw cranberries are extremely sour and therefore virtually inedible. But in various forms of preparation such as pies or biscuits, they convince by their tart and sour flavor. The berry is also popular as a sweet-and-sour sauce for meat.
The cranberry is especially common in North America. In Germany, it is mainly available in autumn in many supermarkets fresh. Alternatively, dried cranberries are available year-round, for example as a snack or for baking.