Cranberry; the healthful fruit
It is no secret that eating more fruits and vegetables can research
sheds more light on the benefits of phytonutrients. These naturally
occurring plant compounds function with your body to help boost
your immune system and fight disease. Cranberries have elevated
levels of phytonutrients and many have antioxidant activity.
||Cardiovascular Health - Preliminary research results show
that cranberries have the ability to decrease total cholesterol
and LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, and increase blood flow
||Anti-Cancer - Cranberries are rich in flavonoids, a
phytonutrient shown to inhibit certain types of cancer
||Ulcers - Recent research suggests compounds found in
cranberries may inhibit ulcer-causing bacteria from sticking to
the stomach wall
||Anti-Aging - Polyphenolic compounds found in cranberries
may help to protect against neurodengenerative diseases,
and the memory and coordination losses often associated
||Urinary Tract Infection - The proanothcyanidins found in
cranberries can prevent urinary tract infections by inhibiting
E. coli bacteria from attaching to the urinary tract wall. The
National Kidney Foundation recommends drinking atleast one
large glass of cranberry juice a day to help maintain urinary
A Few Favorite Recipes
Cape Cod Cranberry Bread
A Cape Cod tradition in many homes and the top request for bake sale
Cranberry Apple Crisp
One of my brother Joe's favorites!
Cranberry and Orange Relish
Heart healthy, loaded with antioxidants. Great with meats and poultry
or spread on your morning toast.
Grandma Walker's (Mother Mary's) Never Fail Cranberry Sauce
The number of jars my family has made/consumed over the years
would fill my barn.
Upon the closing of Crazy For You, this recipe was conceived by Ronn
Carroll, Broadway star, as a send-off to my farming career.
My sister Mary Jo's favorite. A great way to toast in the New Year or
for that special Sunday brunch.
Cranberries Aren't Just for Eating
A simple and elegant way to dress up the table for that special dinner
Dress up your front door. A nice way to welcome your holiday guests.
Medical Use - Buy that one pound bag to put in the freezer. Makes a
great cold pack! Bags can be refrozen to ease future aches and
pains. Mine get a lot of use during the weeding season!
|Annie's Crannies stand and gift shop opened in the fall of 2000. In addition to fresh fruit, I have produced many other |
products and gift items in subsequent years including gift boxes, bogside honey, beeswax candles, and honey soaps.
One of the most popular items has been the cranberry recipes provided each year with fresh cranberry purchases.
Below are a few of my favorite cranberry recipes and decorating ideas. If you like these you can order one of my
Cranberry Recipes Booklets via the order form.
|Located in historic Dennis,
Cape Cod MA birthplace of
the cultivated cranberry!