Cranberries are for more than Thanksgiving dinner. Full of antioxidants, cranberries are a fun, colorful berry.
October is National Cranberry Month, so share these fun facts about cranberries with your friends. Cranick and Cranelle are guiding children over to the fun side of cranberries.
- If you lined up all the cranberries grown in the United States last year, they would circle the earth over 140 times, or would reach the moon and back almost six times.
- All the cranberries grown in the United States last year weighed more than three aircraft carriers.
- Cranberries are sometimes called bounceberries because fresh ones will bounce if they are ripe.
- Native Americans used cranberries to keep from getting sick and to treat wounds.
- Cranberries are one of three fruits native to the United States.
- Cranberries grow on land equal to almost 30,000 football fields.
- The value of cranberries grown in the United States last year is enough to buy more than one million skateboards.
- A mechanical picker can harvest between 3,500 and 6,000 cranberries each day.
The Cranberry Marketing Committee promotes the sale and use of cranberries and cranberry products.