I was always fascinated by the amount of health benefits found in cranberry, I mean it can contribute in so many different areas such as respiratory and stomach disorders, relief of urinary tract infection and much more. I have always had cranberry cocktails or blends mixed in with something else but I have always been curious as to what 100% cranberry juice extract will taste like. So as part of my sensory evaluation project, let's take a closer look at 100% cranberry juice.
After taking a bite into the cranberry fruit itself, the taste was tolerable. I found it is not palatable in comparison to other berries whereas blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are on the sweeter side, versus the cranberry it contains less than 4% sugar which makes it less sweet. I found that the taste is not like any other fruit I have ever eaten before. It was not sweet nor was it sour, but somewhat bland. After eating a handful, I noticed that there was a foul after taste that remained in my mouth for no more than 5 minutes.
I enjoy juicing so I decided to juice the cranberries. Once I took a sip of the juice, it reminded me of taking a shot of vodka - it hit me hard. The taste was bitter and harsh, but surprisingly by the end of the cup I got accustomed to the drink to the point where I was craving for more. So would I have another drink of cranberry juice or eat another cranberry fruit? YES I WOULD. Knowing the many benefits of cranberries health-wise is actually an encouraging to know that it is doing my body good.