Food Fact #7: Can-berry Sauce

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With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I figured I’d make this week’s food fact about a food item commonly enjoyed during turkey day. Many of us look forward to the comfort foods such as mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, but cranberry sauce is a holiday favorite.

On Thanksgiving day, nearly 3/4 of Americans serve store bought cranberry sauce rather than homemade. Store bought cranberry sauce commonly plops out of the can in a jellied, unappetizing cylinder. Americans consume 5,062,500 gallons of jellied cranberry sauce every holiday season — enough to fill the entirety of the country’s largest water park, twice!

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Next week, instead of feeding your family store-bought, processed cranberry sauce from a can, I encourage you to make it yourself! OC Food Access Coalition’s very own Program Coordinator, Christina Hall has contributed this simple yet delicious recipe for making homemade cranberry sauce:

Ingredients:

1c water

1 bag cranberries

1 c sugar

Directions:

boil together for 10 minutes

We at OC Food Access Coalition hope you have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving!