Backpacking Superfoods: Cranberry Powder

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Cranberry powder is a simple and handy way to introduce extra nutrients into the hiker’s diet, as well as bring a natural, safe color and flavor to backpacking meals.

Why cranberry is good for you

Cranberry powder is an important source of vitamins C, B, K1, PP. It contains various microelements: potassium, calcium and phosphorus. It has a lot of iron, magnesium, iodine and other important elements essential for our bodies especially after vigorous exercise.

The number of biologically active substances found in cranberries cannot be compared with any other berry. Cranberry  is rich in antioxidants, packing in more antioxidants per ounce than other “superfoods” like spinach, blueberries, or green tea.

Incorporating cranberry powder into your diet can help enhance overall health. Traditionally cranberries have been used to lower risk of urinary tract infections, but they also help to improve immune system and prevent certain types of cancer. Cranberries also effective at decreasing  blood pressure and boosting heart health.

How to use

Cranberry powder can be added to introduce a delicate tartness into trail smoothies, hot drinks, sauces and desserts. You can also sprinkle it on your morning cereals, or make an aromatic spice rub for meat or Thanksgiving Turkey.

Recipes with cranberry powder

Hot Cranberry Orange Drink
California Sunset Smoothie

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