Somehow, nothing says summer is almost here like a bowl of cherries. Here’s some interesting facts about cherries I’ll bet you didn’t know:
Cherries were a favorite fruit of the ancient Greeks, Romans and Chinese, originating in Asia Minor. It is believe that birds brought the cherry pits to Europe, which were discovered then later planted. As French Colonists brought cherries to America, they began to plant the pits along the Saint Lawerence River near the Great Lakes. Now, they are grown in over 20 countries worldwide!
Cherries are best stored in the refrigerator with high humidity and placed in a plastic bag UNWASHED. When you’re read to eat them, let them stand for about 30 minutes at room temperature to maximize flavor. Generally speaking, cherries should last about 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator. Lastly, if you freeze cherries, be sure to pit them and put them in a sealed, airtight plastic bag, or they will taste like almonds.
Enjoy some fresh Colorado cherries brought to you by Colorado fresh produce!