Cherries are a great source of potassium and flavonoids. The plant pigment in cherries work with vitamin C to strengthen collagen. Collagen is a fibrous protein in connective tissue. Cherries provide a great source of nutrition for athletes who put a lot of stress and strain on their joints.
Types of Cherries
There are more than a thousand varieties of cherries. Some of the most common types of cherries are: Maraschinos, Mascaras, Black, Bing, Rainer, Vans, Lambert, Brooks, Utah Giant, Ticton, Lapins, and Montmorency. Bing is the most popular kind of cherry.
Rainiers are very sweet and can be used as a substitute for Maraschino Cherries. Tartarians are medium in size, purplish black and extremely juicy, excellent for pies, jams, jellies and brandy.
Cherry Picking Tips
If you buy your cherries from a grocery store:
If you plan on going to a cherry orchard:
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