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Cranberry Calories

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Kcals in Cranberries, Juices, Sauces

One-half cup of fresh cranberries contains about 23 calories.

One-third cup of dried sweetened cranberries contains about 123 calories.

Cranberry juice cocktail contains 17 calories per fluid ounce and 137 calories per eight fluid ounces. In unsweetened juice form it contains 116.

The sauce contains about 100 calories per serving.  One can of generally contains six servings.

How can we count the many ways of the natural cranberry? From natural to dried to sauce, this little berry provides a lot of joy from such a little package. It's also mined with nutritional values too - and we'll delve deep into these later in this diet article.

Dried Cranberries, Very High in Calories

While this berry can assist in weight loss, we have to remain careful when it is in its dried and sauced state. If you're like me, you may absolutely adore the holidays and hold a fascination with the cranberry sauce bowl or plate.

Rather than leaving it in a gelled heap, it's a good idea to cut it into slices - and there are typically six to a can.

If it is in whole berry form, then this won't be an easy task, so it's best to limit serving to one Tablespoon when filling your plate. It's just too awesome in caloric content to go ape and it's too easy to go ape amid the holiday meal.

As to the dried variety - again, it contains a sugar-load of calories as does all dried fruits.

But a little can go a long way, and that's the wonderful thing about dried fruits. When you prepare your next salad, take it to the level of gourmet by adding a few dried cranberries along with a teaspoon or two of chopped English walnuts.

The Nutritional Values of this Super Berry

diet grazingThe Alaskan Native Lingenberry  and Wild Bush Cranberry contains 55 calories per 100 grams.

Cranberry Calories, Nutrition Facts

Vitamins, Minerals

Units

100 grams

1 Cup, Chopped

1 Cup, Whole

Energy, Calories

kcal

46

51

46

Protein

g

0.39

0.43

0.39

Total lipid (fat)

g

0.13

0.14

0.13

Carbohydrate

g

12.20

13.42

12.20

Fiber, total dietary

g

4.6

5.1

4.6

Sugars, total

g

4.04

4.44

4.04

Calcium, Ca

mg

8

9

8

Iron, Fe

mg

0.25

0.28

0.25

Magnesium, Mg

mg

6

7

6

Phosphorus, P

mg

13

14

13

Potassium, K

mg

85

94

85

Sodium, Na

mg

2

2

2

Zinc, Zn

mg

0.10

0.11

0.10

Vitamin C

mg

13.3

14.6

13.3

Thiamin

mg

0.012

0.013

0.012

Riboflavin

mg

0.020

0.022

0.020

Niacin

mg

0.101

0.111

0.101

Vitamin B-6

mg

0.057

0.063

0.057

Folate, DFE

g

1

1

1

Vitamin B-12

g

0.00

0.00

0.00

Vitamin A, RAE

g

3

3

3

Vitamin A, IU

IU

60

66

60

Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)

mg

1.20

1.32

1.20

Vitamin D (D2 + D3)

g

0.0

0.0

0.0

Vitamin D

IU

0

0

0

Vitamin K

g

5.1

5.6

5.1

Fatty acids, total saturated

g

0.011

0.012

0.011

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated

g

0.018

0.020

0.018

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated

g

0.055

0.060

0.055

Cholesterol

mg

0

0

0

 

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