We have previously discussed how cranberry sauce could become a controversial side dish for Thanksgiving. Although it is one of the easiest things to discuss with family members this holiday season cranberry sauce can still be a topic that stirs strong emotions. There is much debate about this seemingly simple topic. Here are the pros and cons of Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce.
Let’s talk about sauce.
Cranberry sauce (also known as cranberry jam) first became popular in 1796. This means that this side has been loved…and hated…for more than 300 years. This traditional side dish is made by boiling sugar and cranberries. It is unlikely that this side dish was served at Thanksgiving in America in 1621, as there were not enough sugar and cranberries available. However, it has become a popular staple. Premade cranberry sauce cans are now available. You can also make your own versions. Trusted celebrity bakers such as Martha Stewart or The Pioneer Woman have modern classic recipes.
It is Healthy
The health-promoting properties of Cranberries include antioxidants, anti-tumor effects and anticancer effects.
It goes well with sweet and savory
Many Thanksgiving guests enjoy cran along with their turkey, mashed potatoes or green vegetable sides. Even picky children can enjoy the texture and color of this dish.
It is easy to prepare
It’s easy to grab a portion of a prepared can and open the tin if you are a can-fan. Slide and slice the can on a plate to add a colorful addition to your table.
It is unhealthy
Sugar content in canned cranberry sauce can be very high. This won’t please low-carb eaters. Some canned cranberry sauces may contain unhealthy additives.
It tastes strange
Although this con is subjective, it’s likely that there will be an addition that some picky eaters find unpleasant.
It is difficult to prepare
There are many options for homemade cranberry sauces. Your guests may have their own favorite family recipes. Cans are subject to the ridged or cut debate.