November 22 – National Cranberry Relish Day

National Cranberry Relish Day

cranberry relish

Food Facts on Cranberries

  • Basic cranberry relish consists of cranberries boiled in sugar water until the berries pop and the mixture thickens.
  • Legend has it that Pilgrims served cranberries at the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • The cranberry gets its name from Dutch and German settlers, who nicknamed it the “crane berry.”
  • The Algonquin Indians were the first to harvest cranberries. The used them for food and medicine. Cranberries are awesome for bladder infections, heart health, and ulcers.  
  •  Americans consume some 400 million pounds of cranberries each year, 20 percent of that during Thanksgiving week!