The June Fruit of the Month is Cherries!
Did you know…
- cherries with stems still attached are less likely to mold quickly.
- there are 2 kinds of cherries: sweet and sour.
- the most commonly eaten sweet cherries are Bing, Rainier, and Lambert.
- maraschino cherries are sweet cherries processed with sugar.
- sour cherries, also known as tart cherries, are mainly grown for canning or making pies.
- cherries should be stored unwashed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Wash just before use.
6 Ways to Enjoy Cherries…
- Sundae Station. At your next summertime party, set up an ice cream sundae station and combine the creaminess of low-fat ice cream or frozen yogurt with the sweetness of fresh fruit. Include cherries as one of the fruit toppings.
- A Ruby Salad. Add sliced or pitted cherries to any salad. Try this Fresh Cherry and Asparagus Salad recipe.
- Succulent Substitute. Easily switch cherries with blueberries and strawberries in any of your favorite recipes.
- Cherry Shake. Combine fat-free vanilla, banana, or plain yogurt along with cherries in a blender for a delicious drink anytime of the day!
- Fizzed Up Fruit. Beat the heat on a hot summer’s day with a refreshing cherry spritzer made by combining ice, cold seltzer, water, and puréed cherries.
- Cherries on the Run. Rinse, dry, and enjoy whole cherries. They’re a great on-the-go snack!