Cranberry juice is also called cranberry juice or cranberry juice. Cranberry is a fruit native to North America, known for its bright red color, sour taste and versatility in product manufacturing. The main cranberry products include cranberry juice, dried cranberries, cranberry sauce, frozen cranberries, cranberry powder and dietary supplements containing cranberry extract.
The sour taste of cranberry juice comes from its mixed polyphenol content, including flavonoids, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, phenolic acids and ellagitannins.
Cranberry juice contains 86% water, 26% carbohydrates and less than 1% fat or protein. A standard cup of cranberry juice weighs 248 grams or 8 ounces, provides 107 calories, and contains vitamin C as an ingredient to maintain freshness, as well as other micronutrients that may be added during the manufacturing process. With the exception of vitamin C and folic acid that exceed 10% of the daily intake, a typical serving of cranberry juice does not provide significant amounts of micronutrients. Half a cup of cranberry juice provides 60 calories and 20% of the daily value of vitamin C.
The potential benefits of cranberry juice include:
- Fight against age-related injuries
- To combat age-related damage
- Improve heart health
- Treat or prevent urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Supports digestive system health
- prevent an infection
- Support health after menopause