Cranberries are also called Bounce Berries, a fresh Cranberry will bounce if dropped. Cranberries have traditionally been associated with Thanksgiving, mainly because Thanksgiving falls in the middle of Cranberry season. Dried Cranberries are available year round and add a wonderful tang to winter stuffings and summer salads. Cranberries are a great source of Vitamin C and they are reputed to help maintain healthy PH levels in the renal system. No sulfites. Mechanically dried.
Dried Fruits are very versatile. Use in baked goods, salads, sauces, stuffings, trail mixes, hot cereals, muffins, scones, fruit cakes and for homemade ice ream. Dried fruits may be eaten right out of the bag as a convenient and healthy snack. Mixed with granola and almonds or in a trail mix.
There is no preparation needed for dried fruit. If used in baking, you may want to rehydrate. To rehydrate dried fruit, pour boiling water over the fruit and let sit covered for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain well before using.