Dried cranberries are packed with antioxidants, which can benefit your metabolism, immune system and heart.
Like other dried fruits, dried cranberries are known for being a good source of fiber. Each quarter-cup sized serving (40 grams) has 8 percent of the daily value for fiber, in addition to 6 percent of the recommended daily value for vitamin E. They also contain a variety of other nutritive compounds, from essential amino acids to nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin.
Dried cranberries have small amounts (between 1 and 4 percent) of several vitamins as well, including vitamin A, B-complex vitamins and vitamin K. In addition, they contain small amounts of minerals like copper, iron and manganese.
Dried fruits are often thought of as condensed fruits. All the beneficial vitamins, minerals and other properties are in a preserved, snackable form. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Since different ways of making dried cranberries can influence their nutrition, one cup of fresh cranberries doesn’t have the same nutrients as the equivalent quarter-cup serving of dried cranberries.