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Little of sugar and sunflower oil. Nutrients and antioxidant capacity Cranberries have moderate levels of vitamin C, dietary fiber and the essential dietary mineral, manganese, as well as a balanced profile of other essential micronutrients. By measure of the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity with an ORAC score of 9,584 units per 100 g, cranberry ranks near the top of 277 commonly consumed foods in the United States. Nutrients in raw cranberries Nutrient Value per 100 grams % Daily Value Energy 46 kcal Fiber, total dietary 4.6 g 15.3% Calcium, Ca 8 mg 0.8% Magnesium, Mg 6 mg 1.9% Manganese, Mn 0.15 mg 7% Phosphorus, P 13 mg 1.9% Potassium, K 85 mg 1.8% Sodium, Na 2 mg 0.1% Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 13.3 mg 16% Vitamin A, IU 60 IU 9% Vitamin K, μg 5.1 μg 6.4% Carotene, beta 36 μg ne Cranberries are a source of polyphenol antioxidants, phytochemicals under active research for possible benefits to the cardiovascular system, immune system and as anti-cancer agents.Contains a chemical component, a high molecular weight non-dializable material (NDM), as noted above, that is able to inhibit and even reverse the formation of plaque by Streptococcus mutans pathogens that cause tooth decay. Cranberry juice components also show efficacy against formation of kidney stones. Raw cranberries and cranberry juice are abundant food sources of the anthocyanidin flavonoids, cyanidin, peonidin and quercetin. These compounds have an unknown effect on human health, but are powerful against human cancer cells in vitro. Their effect in humans, however, is unproven, showing poor absorption into human cells and rapid elimination from blood. Since 2002, there has been an increasing focus on the potential role of cranberry polyphenolic constituents in preventing several types of cancer.In a 2001 University of Maine study that compared cranberries with twenty other fruits, cranberries had the largest amount of both free and total phenols, with red grapes at a distant second place.Cranberry tannins have anti-clotting properties and may reduce urinary tract infections and the amount of dental plaque-causing oral bacteria, thus being a prophylaxis for gingivitis.
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