Cherries

Red Cherries are not only a delicious, portable summer staple, they’re also packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

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Health Benefits


  • Promote memory and cognition, with some evidence for Alzheimer’s prevention.

  • Support healthy sleep and fight against insomnia.

  • Antioxidants in cherries support healthy glucose metabolism.

How To:

1

Pick

Pick cherries with the deepest, darkest hues. Cherries should be firm; wrinkling near the stem means they are not at peak freshness.

2

Prepare

  1. Wash with cold water just before eating.
  2. Washing too far in advance can lead to spoilage.
3

Store

Cherries must be kept cold! Wrap in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for peak freshness.

Better For You Tip


Chop fresh cherries and mix with cilantro and shallots for a quick salsa to top grilled chicken or pork.