Fiber in Cranberries


Did you know how good cranberries are for fiber? Just a half-cup of cranberries has 2 grams (4.6 grams of fiber for every 100g of cranberries) of fiber, in addition to a lot of other nutrients. A lot of experts recommend a daily 25-30 grams, with 25% of that coming from soluble fiber.

Fiber – getting enough of it – is associated with lower risk for heart disease, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke. Increasing fiber lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and it also increases weight loss and improves sensitivity to insulin.

1/2 cup (55 grams) of chopped cranberries contains:

25 calories
0.25 grams (g) of protein
0.07 g of fat
6.6 g of carbohydrate, including 2.35 g of sugar
2 g of fiber
5 milligrams (mg) of calcium
0.12 mg of iron
3.5 mg of magnesium
6 mg of phosphorus
44 mg of potassium
1 mg of sodium
0.05 mg of zinc
7.7 mg of vitamin C
0.5 micrograms (mcg) of folate DFE
35 IU of Vitamin A
0.72 mg of vitamin E
2.75 mcg of vitamin K

Cranberries also have B vitaimins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B6, and are good for vitamin c, vitamin E, and yes, fiber. They also may be good for UTIs.