National Cranberry Relish Day
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!