Make your own dried cranberries for the holidays by dehydrating fresh cranberries in a food dehydrator. Follow the steps in this link to make dried cranberries.
Dried cranberries are similar to raisins and can be used in like recipes and food such as trail mix, salads, breads, cereals or stuffing for turkey. They are also great on their own.
Dried cranberries carry the same nutrients and health benefits as fresh cranberries including dietary fiber and antioxidants. Cranberries have also been shown to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections and stones. Dehydrating can reduce dried fruit's vitamin C, however, dipping the fruit in citrus juice prior to drying can alleviate this and add flavor.
Don't buy and eat store bought cranberries. Most store bought dried cranberries contain added sugars, extra oils and preservatives. Make dried cranberries at home with a food dehydrator.