Cherries

Nutritional Information
Good source of vitamin C and fiber.

What To Look For
Stems should be green and flexible. Avoid soft spots, bruises, and splits. Red cherries are ripe when deep red. White and yellow varieties are ripe when flushed with pink.

Easy Storage and Preparation
Will keep at room temperature for a few days, or longer in the refrigerator. Remove stems and pits just before using. Once the stem is removed, the cherry will deteriorate rapidly.

Best Uses
Raw (sweet varieties only): salads, smoothies, and sorbets.Cooked: compotes, cobblers, pies, and sauces for poultry.

Recipes
Sour Cherry-Pecan Biscotti
Whole Wheat Griddle Cakes with Cherry Sizzle
Mulled Cranberries and Spiced Cherries



Other Fruits


Apricots
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Casaba Melon
Cherries

Currants
Figs
Nectarines
Papayas
Pineapples

Raspberries
Rhubarb
Strawberries
see also:  Spring Vegetable Guide
Summer Vegetable Guide | Summer Fruit Guide
Fall Vegetable Guide | Fall Fruit Guide
Winter Vegetable Guide | Winter Fruit Guide
 
related links:  FDA's Tips for Handling Fresh Produce



NOTE:
An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

   Source: Copyright 2000 by Ellen Haas.
From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.
Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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