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What’s in a Cranberry?

1 cup of raw cranberries contains:

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

KEY NUTRIENTS (%RDA / AI) (AI = Adequate Intake)
Vitamin C: 13 mg (14% RDA / AI)


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


For the latest advances in health research, specific to cranberry consumption, visit the following page of the Cranberry Institute: Health Research.



Cranberry questions? Contact Charles Armstrong, Cranberry Professional. University of Maine Cooperative Extension || Pest Management Office || 491 College Avenue || Orono, ME 04473-1295 || Tel: (207) 581-2967 [email: charles.armstrong@maine.edu]

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Cooperative Extension: Cranberries
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 1.800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 1.800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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