Legend holds that Native Americans shared cranberries with the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving in 1621. There is evidence that they were well aware of some of the medicinal benefits of these tart, antioxidant-rich berries.
They were on to something. Cranberries are low in calories and rich in fiber, and potassium, which makes them a perfect part of a healthy diet. In addition, these pretty little berries contain unique compounds with antibacterial properties that may help prevent urinary tract infections.View Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Relish