Thomas Ramey Watson

Better eat your cranberries!

But that’s okay, because the jewel-colored berry is actually a health powerhouse — even early colonists knew it.

We now consume about 400 million pounds of cranberries a year in the form of juice, sauce, dried fruit and other popular dishes. And about 20 percent of cranberry consumption happens during the week of Thanksgiving. But this isn’t the first era in which cranberries have been a popular food — and a celebratory one.



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