Cranberry sauce is sometimes overlooked as a potentially healthy food. People with Diabetes often stay clear of the cranberry sauce because it can have loads of added sugar. Being seen as a simple dish, people often forego the cranberry sauce at holiday feasts, or buy the canned cranberry jelly sauce to cut corners. Though good cranberry sauce, if done right, can be a game changer on your Thanksgiving table.
The quintessential Thanksgiving table is not complete without these ruby-colored jewels. When fresh, their acidic and astringent taste can turn anyone off. But when cooked they become soft, sweet and a little tart. These are very rich in fiber and Vitamin C, and low in sugar with only 4 grams per cup. They are high in antioxidants, higher than most berries, and there is substantial research suggesting that the main antioxidants, proanthocyanidins, can help reduce risk of urinary tract infections because of their acidity. Given all their benefits, it's no wonder they may help boost immunity during the colder months, may help reduce blood pressure, and help lower bad (LDL) cholesterol.
Here's a look at a phenomenal and still healthy cranberry sauce that you'll want again and again! Mom's Objectively Mind-Blowing Cranberry Sauce
Thanks to my mom for giving me the rights to share this recipe. I ask her each year to make double so I can take it home. I will mix leftover cranberry sauce into oatmeal, on chicken, into rice, in sandwiches or salads for sweetness, or in breakfast pancake batter. I try to get enough to last at least a few months.