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Turkey and Cranberries: The Perfect Thanksgiving Combination

by | Nov 21, 2021 | Cranberries

Yellow and orange leaves and the smell of pumpkin pie can only mean one thing…Thanksgiving is here! Thanksgiving is a time to relax, give thanks, and spend time with family. It’s also a time to indulge in a delicious Thanksgiving meal that wouldn’t be complete without turkey and a side of cranberry sauce. As Thanksgiving approaches us, let’s take a closer look at the mighty red cranberry. 

According to Cranberry Agriculture in Maine: Grower’s Guide, Native Americans used cranberries as a food sources, clothing dyes, and as medicine. Due to their abundance and importance, it’s believed that the pilgrims and Native Americans would have eaten them at the first Thanksgiving. Today, cranberries (more specifically cranberry sauce,) are a staple at the Thanksgiving dinner table. 

It’s no secret that we love cranberries here at Graceland. Our infused dried cranberries are harvested at peak season and flash-frozen to preserve their natural quality and goodness. Our cranberries are handled with care the moment they arrive at our facilities. We carry each berry through our facility, protecting piece integrity, color, flavor, and quality from start to finish. To learn more about our processes, click here

Our cranberries are always in season as they perform exceptionally in a number of applications, not just Thanksgiving cranberry sauce! Our infused dried cranberries promise to add vibrant color, rich flavor, distinct texture, and a boost of nutrition to baked goods, snack bars, salads, and more. Are you ready to take your food products to the next level? Contact our experts for customized solutions today!


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