Botanical Name: Vaccinium macrocarpon
Cranberries are a red, tart berry that can be blended into smoothies, made into juices or turned into baked goods. They're one of the most popular berries in the United States and are commonly consumed over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. While you won't often eat fresh cranberries on their own, they're a popular snack once dried. Like other dried fruits, cranberries are a good source of fiber and antioxidants. Dried cranberries are literally just cranberries that have had their water content removed. In general, one cup of fresh fruit becomes a quarter cup of dried fruit. This means that a quarter cup is a serving size for dried fruit, like cranberries.