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All You Need To Know About Cranberry Rosemary Herb Soda

All You Need To Know About Cranberry Rosemary Herb Soda

Cranberry Rosemary Herb Soda |Ingredients |Preparation|Function|Side Effect|Dosing| Warning

Cranberries are a popular “superfood,” which means they are high in nutrients and antioxidants. People consume them as is, in a sauce, as juice, or added to stuffing, casseroles, or dessert.

Cranberries are native to North America. They now grow on around 58,000 acres of farmland across the northern United States, Chile, and Canada.

Many people consider cranberries to be a superfood due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content.

Ingredients
for 10 servings

1 cup frozen cranberries (125 g), thawed
½ cup honey syrup (120 mL)
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, leaves only, chopped
seltzer water, for serving.

Preparation

Step1: Add the cranberries to the food processor and purée into a smooth paste.

Step 2: Add the cranberry purée to a small saucepan with the simple honey syrup and rosemary.

Step 3: Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes, until slightly reduced. Let cool completely, then strain into an airtight glass container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Step 4: To serve, mix 1-2 tablespoons of cranberry rosemary syrup with 8 ounces of seltzer water in a glass over ice.

Nutrition, per 1 tablespoon
Calories: 16
Sugars: 4 grams

Functions:

It produces dark red fruits that contain salicylic acid.

Chemicals in cranberries keep bacteria from sticking to the cells in the urinary tract.

But they don’t seem to be able to remove bacteria that are already stuck to these cells.

This might explain why cranberry helps prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) but doesn’t help treat them.

People commonly use cranberry to prevent UTIs.

Cranberry is also used for kidney stones, enlarged prostate, the common cold, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Don’t confuse cranberry with cramp bark, lingonberry, or uva ursi.

These are sometimes also called cranberry but they are not the same.

Side Effects:

Cranberry juice and cranberry extracts are likely safe for most adults.

Drinking too much cranberry juice might cause some side effects such as mild stomach upset and diarrhea in some people.

Aspirin allergy: Cranberries contain significant amounts of salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is similar to aspirin.

Avoid drinking large quantities of cranberry juice if you are allergic to aspirin.

Diabetes: Some cranberry juice products are sweetened with extra sugar. If you have diabetes, stick with cranberry products that are sweetened with artificial sweeteners.

Kidney stones: Cranberry juice and cranberry extracts contain a large amount of a chemical called oxalate.

Since oxalate is found in kidney stones, cranberry might increase the risk of kidney stones.

If you have a history of kidney stones, stay on the safe side and avoid taking cranberry extract products or drinking a lot of cranberry juice.

Dosing:

Cranberry is commonly consumed in the diet in juices, jellies, sauces, and other foods.

As medicine, cranberry dried powder has most often been used by adults in doses of 250-1500 mg by mouth daily for up to 6 months.

Cranberry extract has most often been used in doses of 120-1600 mg by mouth daily for 12 weeks. And cranberry juice drinks are often used in doses of 120-750 mL daily for up to 90 days.

Speak with a healthcare provider to find out what type of product and dose might be best for a specific condition.

Warnings:

This medication contains cranberry. Do not take American cranberry, black cranberry, European cranberry, low cranberry, moss berry, Oxycoccus macrocarpus, trailing swamp cranberry, Vaccinium edule, Vaccinium erythrocarpum, vaccinium macrocarpon, Vaccinium occycoccus, or Vaccinium vitis if you are allergic to cranberry or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

-Kehinde Owoeye

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