Cranberry Relish Recipe with Orange Zest for Weight Loss and Immunity Boost

November 21, 2011

Healthy Heart, Recipes

Did you know that cranberries are good not only for Thanksgiving Dinner but also for Cold and Flu Season.

** Cranberries are rich in fiber and vitamin C as well as numerous  phytonutrients that have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Studies show that cranberries can help boost your immunity and deal with urinary infection, colds, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc.

** Orange zest is rich in Vitamin C, pectin – natural fiber, and flavonoid called hesperidin, which can lower cholesterol, high blood pressure, and help control blood sugar. Natural pectin can also help get rid of constipation and suppress your appetit.

Is it time to make this simple cranberry sauce recipe?

Tasty Cranberry Relish Recipe with Orange Zest

  • 2 pounds fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp finely grated orange zest

Stir the cranberries and salt in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring often for about 12 minutes, or until the cranberries release their juices, become soft and have mostly fallen apart. Stir in the maple syrup and zest. Transfer to a bowl, cool and then cover and refrigerate until cold. The relish will keep for 5 days, covered and refrigerated.

Bon Appetit!


Breathe, smile and be happy,

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor and Coach


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3 Responses to “Cranberry Relish Recipe with Orange Zest for Weight Loss and Immunity Boost”

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  3. Anne Says:

    Very useful information on cranberries and orange zest to help lower High Blood pressure !

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