Nutritional Facts of Fruit



Major Growing Areas

Cranberries originated in North America, including Massachusetts and Wisconsin in the northeastern United States , and eastern Canada.


The better known ones are Vaccinium macrocarpon, V.microcarpum, V.oxycoccos and V.erythrocarpum.

Nutritional Values

Cranberries are rich in dietary fibre and proanthocyanidins, the latter of which have a stronger anti-oxidising effect than vitamins C and E.

Per 100 g (Approx. over half bowl of cranberries)
Energy 46 kcal
Sugar 4.0 g
Vitamin C 13.3 mg
Dietary Fibre 4.6 g

Buying Tips

It is advisable to buy cranberries that are plump, firm and vividly red. However, cranberries are rarely sold fresh in the market, as most of them are processed into juice, dried fruit and jam for sale.

Interesting Titbits

It is widely believed that cranberries contain a natural antibacterial substance called proanthocyanidins, which help prevent urinary tract infection. It was also shown in some stuidies that drinking cranberry juice could help prevent such infection. Nonetheless, more clinical studies are still required to verify the potency of cranberries.

One Serving of Fruit is Equivalent to:

½ bowl of cranberries

Remark: One bowl = 250 – 300 ml

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