By: John Kearse

Cranberry General Information

  • Names: Cranberry, Mossberry, Craneberry
  • Classification: Berries
  • Colors: Red, White, Green, Yellow
  • Shape: Sphereical
  • Taste: Tart, Tangy,
  • Sour Oder: None


Cranberries havea full array of nutrients, including carbohydrates, sugar, soluble and insoluble fiber, sodium, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids

History of Cranberries

The name cranberry derives from "craneberry", first named by early European settlers in America who felt the expanding flower, stem, calyx, and petals resembled the neck, head, and bill of a crane. Another name used in northeastern Canada is mossberry. The traditional English name for cranberries was fenberries, that originated from plants found growing in fen (marsh) lands. In 17th century New England cranberries were sometimes called bearberries as bears were often seen feeding on them
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Approximate Range of Cranberries Grown

  • Purple: Common Cranberry
  • Orange: Small Cranberry
  • Green: American Cranberry

Common Cooking Methods

  • Dried
  • Juiced
  • Mashed

Cranberry Recipies

  • White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
  • Cranberry Scones
  • Cranberry Pork Chops