What’s in a Cranberry?

A yellow measuring cup full of ripe Maine cranberries1 cup of raw cranberries contains:

Vitamin C: 13 mg (14% Recommended Daily Allowance)
Water (cranberries are 87% water)
Calories: 47
Protein: > 1 g
Carbohydrate: 12 g
Dietary fiber: 4.0 g
Total fat: 0.2 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Potassium: 67 mg
Sodium: 1 mg

Source: Wellness Foods A to Z by Sheldon Margen, M.D. and the editors of the “UC Berkeley Wellness Letter” (UC Berkeley)

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