The cranberry is a cousin of the blueberry, another delicious berry that is indigenous to North
Native North Americans believed the cranberry had medicinal powers. They would use
cranberries crushed with deer meat as a pemmican. They also used the juices as a dye.
There are more than 3,000 acres of cranberry farms in Canada in five provinces: British
Columbia, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Ontario and New Brunswick.
About 90 per cent of cranberries are harvested wet and turned into juice or sauce; the
remainder are harvested dry and sold as fresh fruit.
In 1912, realizing the berries harvested exceeded demand, an inventive cranberry grower
named Marcus Urann came up with a delicious sauce that he canned and called Ocean Spray.
For an updated and tasty new version, try Ocean Spray® Holiday Harvest Cranberry Sauce
with grated orange.
More than 5.9 million cans of cranberry sauce were sold in Canada for Christmas 1999.
Take care of your health during the stressful holiday season:
According to studies conducted at the Harvard Medical School and Rutgers University in the
U.S., the regular consumption of Ocean Spray® Cranberry Cocktail significantly reduces
the likelihood of urinary tract infections.
Preliminary findings from the University of Western Ontario suggest that regular consumption
of cranberry products may inhibit the development of breast cancer.
One 175 mL serving of Ocean Spray® Juices and Cocktails provides 100% of the
recommended daily intake of Vitamin C