Looking for a healthy summer breakfast? Try our Cherry Bircher Muesli. It is so easy to make the night before, leave in the fridge and be ready to eat when you wake up! Make the most of cherry season and give…
Cherries are red, small and fleshy fruits containing a hard seed inside. There are more than 500 varieties of sweet cherries, but only about 20 or so of them are used in commercial production. They can be eaten fresh, baked into pies, made into wine and many more. Cherry harvest begins in October/November until December/January.
Cherries contain melatonin that helps fight against harmful toxins. They can also provide arthritis relief, promote healthy sleep and reduce post-exercise pain. 100g of cherries yields the following:
- Vitamin A – 25% of DV
- Vitamin C – 16% of DV
- Calcium – 1% of DV
- Iron – 1% of DV
- Potassium – 4% of DV
- Magnesium – 2% of DV
- Plump, firm cherries are tastier.
- Make sure to always select cherries that are dark and have deep saturation for their variety.
- Cherries can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one week or frozen for up to a year.
- Wash cherries before eating or cooking and keep in a in a covered container.