Some people ask time and time again how do you know a sweet cherry when you see it? There is one thing you should look for: color. The darker the cherry the sweeter it is likely to be; don’t go for the bright red cherries, they are not ripe and they are not likely to be sweet. The problem with the fruit is that it doesn’t have a long shelf life; I’d say around 5-7 days max.
The one problem with eating cherries is that small pit that sits in the middle of the fruit. It can be a pest for people that eat the fruit. Think of it like eating a piece of watermelon and having to discard the seed. If you didn’t want to bother with the seed, you can always purchase a cherry picker to easily remove it. In North America, several states are responsible for producing sweet cherries including
The fruit is high in dietary fiber and Vitamin C and contains phytochemicals. Calcium, phosphorous and potassium are also important nutrients found in cherries. Cherries are commonly used in pies, tarts, donuts and even as a side topping for cheesecakes. Cherries are unique because they contain a stem which allows people to hold the fruit.
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