It’s Cranberry Season!

cranberry1We came across a huge cranberry bog when we were walking by Rockefeller Center couple days ago, and we thought “why not writing about cranberries this week?”.

If you live in New York or planning a visit to New York, make sure you stop by this temporary bog set up by Ocean Spray next year as it was only there for two days this year. This year was the 11th time Ocean Spray had this set up in the Big Apple !! Every year people visit their bog and learn about the taste, health and heritage of the cranberry from third-, fourth- and sixth-generation Ocean Spray® growers. This year, Ocean Spray was celebrating its 85th anniversary by reflecting on its rich history, and celebrating newly emerging trends!

From its unique taste to its rich heritage and long history of health benefits, the cranberry holds lots of secrets worth sharing. As far as healthy foods go, cranberries are at the top of the list due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content and are often referred to as a “super food.” Not to mention, half a cup of cranberries contains only 25 calories!

The possible health benefits of consuming cranberries include lowered risk of urinary tract infections, prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, decreased blood pressure and more.

So enjoy your cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving and think about all the benefits you are getting. Maybe this may make you feel better about yourselves after eating that big meal 🙂

Welcome to The Nutbox! 

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The Nutbox started out as a little store along the eclectic Smith Street in Brooklyn, New York.  Currently we have 2 locations – Chelsea Market (75 Ninth Avenue, New York) and Upper West Side (2724 Broadway, New York).  If you’re ever in New York City, pop by any one of our stores – we would love to see you there!

Our aim is to offer you fresh, savory, wholesome, natural and organic nuts, trail mixes, dried fruits and granolas at reasonable prices. We believe that there’s no reason why wholesome cannot be affordable, or why healthy should be boring!

We love putting on our travel boots and traveling across America (and yes, sometimes Europe and Asia) in search of the tastiest and freshest products to bring to you.  About 90% of our products are sourced in the USA (like our delectable Dried Cranberries, tart California Apricots, succulent yellow Nectarines and scrumptious Pecans).
We love what we do, and we hope you enjoy the products that we bring to you!