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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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Many of the Delhi residents that came out to the Ice Cream Carnival said that they had never tasted cranberries before but loved their taste, especially in ice cream.
Though it's hardly necessary to get Americans to like cranberry sauce, Ocean Spray does try to educate the public about how cranberries are grown with this portable bog (far left) that travels around the country during the holidays.
The research and opinion on cranberries as a treatment for UTIs is mixed.
One can reasonably question the quality of the evidence that supports the efficacy of cranberries, but to assert that cranberries have been proven to be ineffective is ridiculous.
The most frequent question Carr is asked while on the tour is whether cranberries grow in water.
Cost-effectiveness of cranberries vs antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infections in premenopausal women: a randomized clinical trial.
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Bonus: Here are some quick fun facts about cranberries, as per (http://www.fooducate.com/app#!page=post&id=5464AC04-3C6C-D33C-4AFF-94406F18D2C1) Fooducate:
Cranberries contain a unique combination of compounds including Type-A PACs (or proanthocyanidins) that prevent bacteria from sticking and causing infection.
In cranberries, the researchers studied the structure of plant compounds called "xyloglucan oligosaccharides" and identified the type referred to as "SSGG," which has the potential to help control UTIs.
CRANBERRIES are associated with Christmas - but they shouldn't be forgotten after the festive season.
Van Wychen doesn't want to sell the operation, but admits the future of cranberries may not include family growers.