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Cherry facts and general information about cherries.



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Cherries are Available:

The Bing cherry or the sweet cherry is available late spring while the sour cherry is available in June-July.

How do Cherries Grow:

Cherries grow on trees like apples or plums.

What to Look for When Buying Cherries:

Buy cherries that are dark in color and plump. For sour cherries they should be a true red color. The stems should be attached and avoid any with brown spots.

Cherry Facts- Storage Tips:

Store in fridge. But do not wash before storing. Wash before using.

How to Cook Cherries:

Pit Cherries with a cherry pitter, paper clip or safety pin. Eat as is, add to fruit salads, sauces or toppings.

Cherry Nutrition Facts:

Cherries are high in antioxidants, a great source of beta carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

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Cherry Recipes:

Cherry Pancakes or Crepes

Prepare your favorite crepes or pancake recipe.
Cherry filling:
1/4 Cup sugar
1 Cup sour cream
1 jar canned sour cherries, or 2-3 Cups fresh pitted cherries mixed with 3/4 Cup-1 Cup sugar
Mix together sugar and sour cream until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

For Crepes: Set one crepe on a board, put a row of cherries across the crepe, in the lower 1/4th. Roll the crepe from the bottom over the cherries and to the top. Drizzle with sugar/sour cream mixture.

cherry crepes

cherry crepes

For Pancakes: Top pancakes with cherries and drizzle sour cream mixture over top.

Cherry Coke

Submitted by one of our readers.

It's really not coke, but its cherry mushed up or "cherry juice."

Just smash up or squeeze out cherry juice from cherries! Yum, they taste delicious and drink. Some people don't like MUNCHING on them, so they can drink them. That's what I do.

So instead of calling it Cherry Juice, I add the "coke" in it just to liven things up and trick people when they ask for a drink.

They ask for a drink and i say, "How about some cherry coke?" I come back with cherry juice and they look at me as if I'm weird because that's not what they intended!

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