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cranberry

(krăn′bĕr-ē)
A tart red fruit, Vaccinium macrocarpon, commonly used in the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Evidence supporting cranberry as treatment of UTIs is limited. Whether drinking cranberry juice is as effective in preventing UTIs as chronic antibiotic use is unknown. Its mechanism of action is to decrease adherence of some bacteria to the urothelium.
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The mean annual cost was lower for tablets than for juice Intervention: Consumption of American cranberry juice (250 ml 3x/d) or tablest with cranberry extract (2x/d) for 1 year Design: Double-blind, placebo- controlled, intent-to-treat design and cost effectiveness analysis.
American cranberry is a trailing perennial vine with evergreen leaves.
Cranwise is produced through a patented cold extrusion and filtration process from seeds of the American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait) without enzymes or extraction solvents.
It turns out that a cranberry species from Alaska, Vaccinium oxycoccus, is genetically similar enough to the American cranberry. This makes possible interspecies hybridization, producing fertile progeny.
The powerful antioxidant and anti-adhesion properties inherent in the North American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) remain unaffected in pure juice form.
Highlighting the multi-faceted nutritional profile of the North American cranberry, the 'One berry, Whole body' campaign promotes a holistic view of the cranberry's role in improving well-being.
The concentrate's attractive colour and mild taste allows it to combine well with other fruits, while retaining all the health properties of the North American cranberry.
AFSSA will permit the claim that the North American cranberry VM (vaccinium macrocarpon) can 'help reduce the adhesion of certain E.
Consumers worldwide are enjoying the unique taste of the North American cranberry in their local products, as well as in Western favourites like muffins, cookies and smoothies." Sweetened dried cranberries are ideal for baked goods because of their versatility, process tolerance, sweet, tart flavour and attractive points of colour.
Ocean Spray ITG is pleased to announce that official approval of the North American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) as a healthy ingredient has now been extended by AFSSA--the French government's food safety authority--to include its cranberry juice drinks and cordials.
The North American Cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon, has been proven to be one of the richest sources of antioxidants compared with other fruit and berries and is often promoted for its antioxidant capabilities.

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