Can’t get over the aroma of this zesty loaf filling my kitchen this morning. Orange Zest has to be one of my favorite ingredients because a little bit goes a long way, adding a perfect balance of freshness and kick. Orange and cranberries go together like PB & J and I have a feeling I’ll be making this recipe for weeks to come.
Cranberries are best enjoyed in their whole form rather than their isolated parts (like extracts and many store-bought juices) because of the suggested synergistic effects of their age-defying phytonutrients. Orange is an excellent source of vitamin C which keeps collagen-producing abilities up-regulated and also enhances bioavailability and absorption of certain nutrients like iron, calcium and zinc when paired with grains, nuts and legumes.