Aug 02, 2023
Cherries derive their name from the Turkish town of Creases. Turkey remains the largest cherry producing region in the world. Cherries migrated with the colonists from Europe in the 1600’s.
There are two major categories — tart and sweet cherries, or Prunus cerasus L. and Prunus avium L., respectively.
JUICY FACTS ABOUT CHERRIES
- A cherry tree can grow 33 feet in height!
- The cherry tree develops beautiful white flowers during the spring. Cherry production starts 3 to 4 years after planting
- There are over 1000 different varieties.
- A cherry tree can survive and produce fruit for around 100 years.
- The World Record for cherry-pit spitting is 93 Feet set in 2004.
- There ae 2 main types of cherries: sweet and tart.
- A typical cherry tree produces 7000 cherries.
- A cherry tree can be harvested in seven seconds using a mechanical tree shaker.
- Japanese cherry blossom trees don’t produce fruit.
Cherries are jam-packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are good for your health. To sweeten the deal, they’re low in calories, too!
- cherries are a superfood
- they are high in antioxidants!
- High in Vitamin C, fiber and potassium
- Fight inflammation and diseases.
- Cherries contain melatonin which helps promote a more restful sleep.
- Soothe sore muscles - consuming tart cherry products like juice, can improve athletic performance and reduce exercise-induced muscle damage and soreness.
- Prevent and ease arthritis pain.
- Protect your heart due to the potassium and polyphenol antioxidants found in cherries.
- Improve blood sugar levels.
- Lower cancer risk.
HOW YOU CAN IMCORPORATE CHERRIES INTO YOUR DIET
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