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Cranberry Sauce

Nutritional Information

1 cup, cranberry sauce

  • Calories 418
  • Calories from Fat 3.78
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0.42g1%
  • Saturated Fat 0.036g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.058g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.183g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 80mg3%
  • Potassium 72mg2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 107.75g36%
  • Dietary Fiber 2.8g11%
  • Sugars 104.98g
  • Protein 0.55g1%
  • Calcium 1mg0%
  • Iron 3mg17%
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 9%

Cranberry Sauce on Wikipedia:

Cranberry sauce is a sauce or relish made out of cranberries, commonly associated with Thanksgiving dinner in North America and Christmas dinner in the United Kingdom. There are differences in flavor depending on the geography of where the sauce is made: in Europe it is generally slightly sour-tasting, while in North America it is sweetened. Cranberry sauce is commonly used on top of stuffing on Thanksgiving.

Cranberries popping

The most basic cranberry sauce consists of cranberries boiled in sugar water until the berries pop and the mixture thickens. Some recipes include other ingredients such as slivered almonds, orange juice, zest, ginger, maple syrup, or cinnamon.

Cranberry sauce from a can, intact Cranberry sauce from a can, sliced

Commercial cranberry sauce may be loose and uncondensed, or condensed or jellied and thus shaped like its can. The jellied form is slipped out of the can onto a dish, and is served sliced or intact for slicing at the table.

Some commercial brands of cranberry sauce may not be appropriate for vegetarians as they may contain gelatin.

Cranberry sauce is often eaten in conjunction with turkey for Christmas or Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada, and it is only rarely eaten or served in other contexts. Despite being called a sauce, cranberry sauce is most often consumed as a food itself, not as a garnish for other food items.[citation needed]

Appearances in popular culture

At the end of the song Strawberry Fields Forever, singer John Lennon can be heard repeating a phrase which, to many listeners, sounds like ``I buried Paul``. In fact, close listening of studio tapes (for instance those released in Anthology 2) reveals he actually says ``cranberry sauce``. Lennon confirmed this in a 1980 interview, stating it was a kind of ``icing on the cake`` of the weirdness of the song, where anything he might have imagined saying would have been appropriate, and had no special meaning. This song gave the name to the band The Cranberries, at first also called ``The Cranberry-Saw-Us``, which is a wordplay for cranberry sauce.

Comedian Neil Hamburger, performing to hostile crowds on Tenacious D's 2006 world tour, would not leave the stage of large venues such as Madison Square Garden until he had gotten the entire audience to chant the phrase ``cranberry sauce`` several times.

Cranberry sauce is essential for the turkey-stuffing-cranberry Pilgrim sandwich popular in New England.[citation needed]

See also

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