What Bracha do you make on craisins (dried cranberries)? Is it a HaAdama as fresh cranberries or is it Shehakol as it is dried with a significant amount of sugar? Sources please.

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    What Bracha do you make on fresh cranberries? Seems like eating a raw lemon to me. Jan 14, 2011 at 17:21

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It's the same as Cranberries. So whatever you hold for them you hold for Craisins (dried cranberries)

Source: http://www.hakhel.info/archivesCABs/HAKHELCOMMUNITYAWARENESSBULLETIN9.pdf

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    Cranberries themselves are debated, as they are botanically fruit (i.e. perennials), but they grow very close to the ground. The former criterion would make them "ha'etz"; the latter is the reason many say "ha'adama" (which I believe is quoted in a popular Artscroll bracha book).
    – Shalom
    Jan 14, 2011 at 13:23
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    @Shalom Laws of Brochos (Artscroll published - Rabbi Forst author) says haeitz. Halachos of Brochos (Feldheim published - Rabbi Bodner author) says haadama) - IF I remember correctly.
    – yydl
    Jan 14, 2011 at 19:36
  • Blueberry and cranberry both should be ha-eitz along the same debate and logic, according to my memory of what I learned from the Artscroll book.
    – Yerushalmi
    Jun 27, 2017 at 3:37

They are ha'eitz because they still resemble the original fruit. http://chabad.org/1770274

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