Food & Cooking Tips

Tips For Buying Cranberries

Many varieties of fresh cranberries are marketed in large volume from September through January. They differ considerably in size and color, but are not identified by variety names in your food store. Look for: Plump, firm berries with a lustrous color provide the best quality. Duller varieties should at least have some red color. Avoid: Brown or dark, discolored berries and soft, spongy, or leaky berries should be sorted out before cooking, because they may produce an off-flavor. Courtesy of Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, CO, 81009