Am I the only person on the planet that actually had to google “how do you eat cranberries?” Because that just happened. And my coworkers FOR SURE laughed at me. Really? Was it that weird of a question?
Original photography, ya’ll.
Well, if Lance Armstrong says I can eat ’em raw… and more to the point, that I’d be stupid not to… I’ll just have to go ahead and believe it to be true:
Cranberries, packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, offer a variety of health benefits. A common ingredient in festive sauces and garnishes — as well as in juices and drinks — cranberries are rarely eaten raw. Eating raw cranberries is not only safe, but is the best way to avail yourself of the nutrients they have to offer. However, many people are discouraged by the mouth-puckering tartness. Combining cranberries with sweeter foods, such as oranges, may make them more palatable; you may even find yourself developing a taste for this tangy little berry.
I’m a fan of the tart. The tangy. The bite. So even though I ate a snack of raw, undoctored cranberries for two days in a row… I still have to take ’em down one bite at a time.
Divide. Conquer. Stuff in mouth. Pucker up and enjoy the ride. (I don’t need no stinkin’ sugar!)
Raw cranberries, I love you.