Prepared Foods February 28, 2005 enewsletter

Findings from the University of Rochester show cranberry juice stops harmful bacteria from sticking to the teeth. This prevents the formation of plaque responsible for tooth decay and gum disease.

The berry is already consumed for heart and urinary tract health. France has recently approved the health claim that cranberries can "help reduce the adhesion of certain E.coli bacteria to the urinary tract walls."