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The Antioxidant Cranberry!

The Antioxidant Cranberry!

We all know cranberries are a must around the holidays, but cranberries are a super food you should enjoy all year. Only 45 calories per cup, and for disease-fighting antioxidants cranberries out rank nearly every fruit and veggie including strawberries, spinach, broccoli, red grape, apples, raspberries, and cherries. Only blueberries top cranberries in antioxidants!
 
Here are a few ideas for getting these antioxidant powerhouses into your life year ’round:
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Fresh Cranberry & Apple Relish

12 oz. fresh cranberries
1 tbsp. grated orange peel
1/2 c. unrefined sugar or other natural sweetener equivalent
1 lb. Honeycrisp apples, unpeeled, cored & coarsely chopped (or other favorite variety)
1/3 c. orange-flavored liqueur OR
1/3 c. orange juice concentrate, undiluted
1/3 c. almond slices, toasted
 
Finely chop the cranberries in a food processor or by hand. Transfer to a large bowl. Very finely mince the orange peel with the sugar. Add to the berries. Stir in apples. Blend in the liqueur or orange juice and the nuts. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

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