Each year, I try to make a different version to get our taste buds seek for originality.
This year, I decided to add orange juice and zest to my cranberry sauce. Everyone loved it!
Cranberry Sauce : you can find my recipe below.
As for the healthy side of eating (or drinking) cranberries, here are the major benefits you will get :
- they prevent the adhesion and growth of bacteria causing dental plaque. Studies say that cranberry mouth-wash reduces the saliva harmful bacteria and helps with gum diseases.
- they are effective against 80% of resistant to antibiotics bacteria that cause urinary infections. This one is for you, ladies, as 25% of women suffer from recurring urinary tract infections.
- With their unique type of anatural substance (proanthocyanidin), they may reduce the risk of recurring infections by up to 40%. It acts in a similar way to antibiotics. As per a Canadian website about cranberries, notrecanneberge.com, a glass of cranberry juice keeps the harmful bacteria from developing in just 2 hours after consumption and may last for up to ten hours.
- They help in preventing certain types of cancerous and cardiovascular diseases as they neutralize free radicals (unstable body molecules).
- They will create an increase in your good cholesterol level.
A portion of cranberries is 50 grams of whole fresh cranberries or 125 ml of pure unsweetened cranberry juice.
Give the recipe below a try and let me know how it goes! Comment below!
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup or coconut sugar
- In a pot combine all ingredients except the cranberries and bring to a boil on hight heat.
- Once boiling, add in the cranberries. Reduce the heat to medium. Simmer and stir frequently for 15 minutes.
- Let cool down completely and transfer into a mason jar. Put in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- This recipe can be made ahead of time. Flavors will come together if done at least a day in advance.