Citadelle is the first cranberry processor to create a drying process that maintains all the cranberry’s integrity, making sure our processes did not alter the benefits of cranberries as nature intended.
Citadelle’s completely natural cranberries are of very high quality as we developed a unique process to make sure they stay moist and plump. In addition to whole, dried cranberries, we produce one-of-a-kind whole infused cranberries. A minimal amount of juice is extracted to help maintain the berry’s optimal health benefits and keep the fruit’s integrity.
According to the results of the INAF study, Citadelle cranberries stand out for their low added oil content and softness. They are almost twice as tender as the leading competition. Colorimetric tests show that Citadelle cranberries have the most naturally bright and intense red colour. PACs are a special class of polyphenols found in plants, including cranberries. They are known to have proven health benefits, including reducing the risk of urinary tract infection.
Cranberries undergo a slow infusion and air-drying process at low temperatures, helping to keep the fruit’s integrity. A minimal amount of juice is extracted to help maintain the berry’s optimal health benefits, taste, and juiciness. Citadelle also won the Selection Award at the 2016 SIAL Paris with its unique drying process. If you are interested in Citadelle’s organic dried cranberries please send them a message.