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Old 11-17-2008, 07:04 PM   #1
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Dried Cranberries

I have been buying Ocean Spray dried cranberries. However, they put SUGAR on them.

So what I have been doing is soaking them in hot water and triple rinsing them. I am thinking that this helps get the sugar off or at least most of it.

Does anyone have any thoughts or know a brand that doesn't put sugar on their dried cranberries?
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: Dried Cranberries

Do you have a Whole Foods or other natural foods store nearby? They would probably carry dried cranberries in the bulk bins.

I was in training for a few weeks where they kept feeding us MRE's, and people kept saying how great the dried cranberries were and no one would share them with me. Finally, I got a bag of them in my MRE and they were NASTY NASTY! Second ingredient was HFCS.
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:07 AM   #3
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Re: Dried Cranberries

Even the WH stuff in the bulk bins has sugar in em!! I know the Eden brand, while also sweetened, is done with apple juice. Although it is costly!!

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Old 11-18-2008, 06:12 AM   #4
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Re: Dried Cranberries

Buy a dehydrator at Chinamart for $25 dollars and make em yourself, along with jerky and tons of other yummy stuff.
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:29 AM   #5
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Re: Dried Cranberries

After searching long and hard for dried cranberries without added sugar or sulfates I finally found a source for them. Unfortunately it's a bulk supplier with a minimum order of $500.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:18 AM   #6
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Re: Dried Cranberries

It is discouragingly difficult to find anything that is all natural anymore, at times even in natural food stores. You'd have an easier time building a free energy machine than finding fruit juice that is 100% natural with nothing added and not from concentrate.

Basically, you have to go so far out of your way to actually eat a natural diet that's it's practically impossible.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:55 AM   #7
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Re: Dried Cranberries

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It is discouragingly difficult to find anything that is all natural anymore, at times even in natural food stores. You'd have an easier time building a free energy machine than finding fruit juice that is 100% natural with nothing added and not from concentrate.

Basically, you have to go so far out of your way to actually eat a natural diet that's it's practically impossible.
that's silly - fruit juice that is not sweetened and not from concentrate, thats easy to find. You still shouldn't really make a habit of drinking it though just like no matter what your cranberries are sweetened with, they are still pure sugar.

I suspect that totally unsweetened cranberries would taste pretty bad?
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:24 AM   #8
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Re: Dried Cranberries

Laura, guess I am looking in the wrong place.

As for the cranberries, the best source I can think of are the bags you buy around Christmas for decorating your tree.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:02 PM   #9
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Lo and behold, today too!! Check this out on making your own dried fruit!
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:00 PM   #10
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Re: Dried Cranberries

Just Tomatoes sells dried cranberries, and their name is made from selling the dried product ONLY.
I haven't tried the cranberries, or seen the ingredients to verify this, but their "Just Raspberries" are just that, and delicious.
They're available on Amazon.com, for one place.
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