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Plump, succulent and perfectly sweet, dried cranberries are known for being some of nature’s tastiest treats.

Enjoyed in cakes, bakes, in sauces or by the handful, dried cranberries have a well-earned rep for their versatility and, of course, their health benefits.

If you weren’t crazy about cranberries already, you will be when you hear about the many health boosting properties hiding in those bright red little bites.

Here are just some of the many health benefits of dried cranberries

1. High in energy and fibre

Fresh and dried cranberries are high in carbs, soluble and insoluble fibre, and natural sugars, but since dried cranberries typically contain added sugar, they are also a source of energy.

So while dried cranberries still retain a number of their original nutrients depending on how they have been dried, it’s important to keep that extra sugar in mind when you reach for cranberries as your next snack. Dried cranberries should be enjoyed in small amounts as part of a healthy lifestyle.

2. Linked to a reduced risk for heart disease and cancer

Numerous studies have found that cranberries contain properties that have significantly reduced risk factors for cardiovascular disease. This includes supporting normal blood pressure, boosting “good”cholesterol levels, and reducing signs of inflammation.

Other studies have shown a link between consumption of cranberries and the slowing of cancer cell growth. They have also been shown to affect the mechanisms involved with the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Anthocyanins, the compounds that give cranberries their deep red colour, may contain anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, according to recent studies.

3. Linked to natural prevention of UTIs

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common, and most uncomfortable, bacterial infections that women tend to experience. It is estimated that over 50% of women will contract a UTI at some point during their lifetime. While UTIs are more common in women, men can get them too.

A recent study discovered that eating dried cranberries regularly may reduce the recurrence of urinary tract infections in women who are prone to UTIs. It is suggested that dried cranberries may contain a different spectrum of polyphenolics (micronutrients found in certain plant-based foods loaded with antioxidants and other health benefits) than cranberry juice, which is believed to support the prevention of UTIs. 

4. Linked to improved oral health

It has been found that enjoying cranberries regularly can help improve overall oral health and reduce your risk of gum disease.

They contain something known as Proanthocyanidins, chemical compounds that stop bacteria from binding to your teeth, therefore reducing your risk of tooth decay. They control the harmful acids in your mouth, and may even reduce risk for cavities.

About Montagu dried cranberries

At Montagu Snacks we take extra care in the sourcing and production of our cranberries to ensure that they have a healthy, bright pink colour, are plump and full-bodied and filled with sunshine goodness.

Our cranberries are of superior quality, something that is evident in the dynamic natural colour of the dried berries. We start this process by carefully selecting the highest quality cranberries and maintaining this quality throughout the production process. Through patented and proprietary technologies and the addition of minimal sugar, the infusion and drying process of Montagu cranberries is gently controlled, which helps retain their natural crimson colour, tart-sweet flavour and overall premium quality.

The cranberries are carefully treated to ensure that their natural juices don’t leak out during processing. These whole cranberries retain more nutrients and flavour with small seeds. The Montagu production process also results in fewer torn pieces and less infusion, which adds to the superior product status that Montagu has become known for.

Ways to include dried cranberries in your diet

Adding a sprinkle of dried cranberries to your daily meals and snacks is so simple:
  • Add them to your favourite cereal, oats, muesli or granola
  • Toss them into blueberry muffin batter for extra flavour and colour
  • Sprinkle them over fresh salads
  • Pair them with chicken and pork dishes
  • Enjoy them in your favourite trail mix
  • Munch them as they are


Order your dried cranberries today!

You can now order your dried cranberries online and have them delivered straight to your door! Montagu choice grade dried cranberries are available in 500g, 250g and 100g packs. Shop now !
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