In 2 or 3 key areas:
Both fresh and frozen whole cranberries are usually packaged in plastic bags rather than sold loose like the image shown above.
Fresh cranberries are usually found in the produce section and can be both refrigerated or on display in room temperature along with the other fruit and vegetables.
They will last for up to two months in a tightly sealed plastic bag in the fridge. As with all berries, if one starts getting soft and decaying, the rest will quickly follow.
The frozen ones are to be found in the freezer section along with the other frozen fruit like strawberries and blueberries.
Frozen cranberries will keep up to one year in the freezer.
The dried cranberries will usually be found wherever the raisins are since they can pretty much be considered cousins.
Once you add sugar to dried cranberries they become raisins and are about as healthy = not very much.
Canned cranberry sauce can be again found in the aisles. usually with other, similar canned goods like pumpkin and berries etc.
Canned cranberry sauce cans are a bit of a mystery. Read on here to figure out why and solve the riddle.
Juice & Jams
The jam is found in the jam aisle, along with the other sugary sandwich foods that were staples when many of us went to school: nutella, honey, sugary peanut butter and sugary peanut butter with jam mixed in.
All on white bread product. Yet we’re still somehow alive.
Cranberry juice on the other hand will generally come in plastic containers and be alongside the apple, grape and tomato juices.
You may also be able to find it in the refrigerators alongside the smoothies and other exotic juices.
So here you go, a cranberry roadmap to navigate the chaotic grocery store on your quest to possess this prized, alpha berry 🙂
Hope this help.