The Very Merry Cranberry

Americans consume about 400 million pounds of cranberries a year, which goes into the more than five million gallons of jellied cranberry sauce consumed every holiday season. In fact, more than 94 percent of Thanksgiving dinners include cranberry sauce and with National Eat a Cranberry Day on November 23, now is the perfect time to start cooking with cranberries. However, when it comes to cranberries, Americans aren't just "hitting the sauce" with these very merry berries, filled with vitamins C & E and flavorful fiber. 

Because it only takes about 200 cranberries to make a family's worth of cranberry sauce, BJ's Wholesale Club came up with three "crantastic" recipes and various uses for the rest of a bag of cranberries.

An entire bag of cranberries doesn't even have to be used all at once. Ripe cranberries last for up to 20 days in the refrigerator, or for up to a year in the freezer.

This infographic and article are courtesy of BJ's Wholesale Club.