December’s Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

Did you know that Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any other state in the nation, and produces more than half of the entire world’s supply of these little red berries? “The cranberry is a tiny but amazing fruit that is unique in the variety of health benefits it may provide,” says Sherry A. Tanumihardjo, University of Wisconsin associate professor.

According to www.wiscran.org,

  • The cranberry was declared Wisconsin’s official state fruit in 2004.
  • Cranberries are a cholesterol free, fat free and low sodium food, and help maintain a healthy heart.
  • Cranberries and cranberry products contain significant amounts of antioxidants that may help protect against heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

Pick up a bag of this superfruit at your grocery store today!

Harvest of the month highlights a locally available crop each month of the year in school cafeterias, restaurants, workplaces, and grocery stores. The program expands across Washington & Ozaukee counties to help children, caregivers, and the broader community learn more about healthy, seasonal, whole-foods eating.