The name cranberry derives from “craneberry”, first named by early European settlers in America who felt the expanding flower, stem, calyx, and petals resembled the neck, head, and bill of a crane. Cranberries have moderate levels of vitamin C, dietary fiber and the essential dietary mineral, manganese. As fresh cranberries are hard and bitter, cranberries are processed and sold dried and sweetened. This berry is also used in baking (muffins, cakes, and bread etc). Dried cranberry is a quick snack to grab on the go. A serving of dried cranberries provides trace amounts of iron, potassium and vitamin E as well.