Cranberry nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size
Cranberry Glycemic index (GI)
An exact figure for the glycemic index of raw cranberries has not yet been found. Nevertheless, the effect of cranberries on blood glucose in healthy individuals or diabetic patients, can be looked at in other ways.
According to numbers from The International Tables of Glycemic Index, the mean glycemic index of cranberry juice, based on three different studies, has been calculated to be 59 (1).
The glycemic index of sweetened cranberry raisins, otherwise known as craisins, is 64. This puts both craisins and cranberry juice in the medium glycemic index category (2).
Adding cranberries to a high fat diet may improve the blood glucose response. Dietary cranberries have been shown to reduce postprandial glucose response, induced by a high fat breakfast, in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (3).
Due to the high content of polyphenols, cranberries may also improve insulin sensitivity in overweight or obese insulin-resistant individuals (4).
For people with diabetes, or anyone concerned about their carbohydrate intake, unsweetened low calorie cranberry juice is recommended, as it has a favorable metabolic response (5).
Overall, cranberry consumption has shown promising results in the management of type 2 diabetes (6).
Important nutritional characteristics for Cranberry
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Fiber content ratio for Cranberry
All nutrients for Cranberry per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|Protein||1%||90%||0.46g||6.1 times less than Broccoli|
|Fats||0%||91%||0.13g||256.2 times less than Cheese|
|Carbs||4%||45%||11.97g||2.4 times less than Rice|
|Calories||2%||89%||46kcal||Equal to Orange|
|Fructose||1%||87%||0.67g||8.8 times less than Apple|
|Sugar||0%||50%||4.27g||2.1 times less than Coca-Cola|
|Fiber||14%||23%||3.6g||1.5 times more than Orange|
|Calcium||1%||82%||8mg||15.6 times less than Milk|
|Iron||3%||88%||0.23mg||11.3 times less than Beef|
|Magnesium||1%||90%||6mg||23.3 times less than Almond|
|Phosphorus||2%||92%||11mg||16.5 times less than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||2%||87%||80mg||1.8 times less than Cucumber|
|Sodium||0%||96%||2mg||245 times less than White Bread|
|Zinc||1%||91%||0.09mg||70.1 times less than Beef|
|Copper||6%||77%||0.06mg||2.5 times less than Shiitake|
|Vitamin E||9%||43%||1.32mg||1.1 times less than Kiwifruit|
|Vitamin C||16%||22%||14mg||3.8 times less than Lemon|
|Vitamin B1||1%||91%||0.01mg||22.2 times less than Pea|
|Vitamin B2||2%||92%||0.02mg||6.5 times less than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||1%||91%||0.1mg||94.8 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||6%||74%||0.3mg||3.8 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||4%||76%||0.06mg||2.1 times less than Oat|
|Folate||0%||93%||1µg||61 times less than Brussels sprout|
|Vitamin K||4%||56%||5µg||20.3 times less than Broccoli|
|Tryptophan||0%||98%||0mg||101.7 times less than Chicken meat|
|Threonine||0%||96%||0.03mg||25.7 times less than Beef|
|Isoleucine||0%||95%||0.03mg||27.7 times less than Salmon|
|Leucine||0%||95%||0.05mg||45.9 times less than Tuna|
|Lysine||0%||96%||0.04mg||11.6 times less than Tofu|
|Methionine||0%||98%||0mg||32 times less than Quinoa|
|Phenylalanine||0%||95%||0.04mg||18.6 times less than Egg|
|Valine||0%||95%||0.05mg||45.1 times less than Soybean|
|Histidine||0%||96%||0.02mg||41.6 times less than Turkey meat|
|Saturated Fat||0%||94%||0.01g||736.9 times less than Beef|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0%||90%||0.02g||544.4 times less than Avocado|
|Polyunsaturated fat||0%||89%||0.06g||857.7 times less than Walnut|
The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.