The February 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 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!
- Fizzed up fruit. Bring on spring 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!