Cranberries are a healthful food, due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content. They are often referred to as a “super food.” Half a cup of cranberries contains only 25 calories.

  • They are low in calories and high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
  • They also contain proanthocyanidins (PACs), an antioxidant that may help prevent a range of diseases.
  • Since they are a good source of vitamin K, people who use blood thinners should ask their doctor before consuming extra cranberries.

One half cup (55 grams) of chopped cranberries contains:

  • 25 calories
  • 25 grams (g) of protein
  • 07 g of fat
  • 6 g of carbohydrate, including 2.35 g of sugar
  • 2 g of fiber
  • 5 milligrams (mg) of calcium
  • 12 mg of iron
  • 5 mg of magnesium
  • 6 mg of phosphorus
  • 44 mg of potassium
  • 1 mg of sodium
  • 05 mg of zinc
  • 7 mg of vitamin C
  • 5 micrograms (mcg) of folate DFE
  • 35 IU of Vitamin A
  • 72 mg of vitamin E
  • 75 mcg of vitamin K
  • Cranberries also contain the B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B6.
  • They are a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and vitamin E.