Cranberries are sweetened with apple juice, then carefully dried to retain their natural colour and flavor, and lightly sprayed with sunflower oil to prevent them from sticking together. The availability of these dried berries all year round makes them a convenient addition to the pantry. Dry cranberries have a tangy, sweet flavour, a succulent, slightly chewy texture, and a vibrant ruby color.
Uses for Cranberries
Cranberries are versatile and irresistible snacks, as well as ingredients in sweet and savoury recipes - from breakfast to dessert. They make a nutritious and delicious addition to trail mixes, granola bars, and baked goods like cookies, muffins, and bread. Their sweet-tart flavor and chewy texture enhance salads, oatmeal, yogurt, and smoothies, adding a burst of fruity goodness. Dried cranberries can also be incorporated into savory dishes, such as stuffing, rice pilaf, and roasted vegetables, providing a hint of sweetness and contrasting flavor. Additionally, they can be enjoyed as a standalone snack, offering a convenient and healthy option for on-the-go munching.