About: Cherries belong to the stone fruit family along with apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums. Two major types of cherries are harvested in the world: sweet cherries and sour cherries. Sweet cherries contain more sugar than their sour counterparts and are usually eaten fresh. Sour cherries are usually processed into foods like jellies and pies.
Nutritional Information: Cherries are a good source of Vitamin C and are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium.
Storage: Refrigerated cherries will last 4-7 in the fridge. Keep in a plastic bag and do not wash until ready to eat. The moisture will facilitate decay.
Tips: Eat your cherries fast, as they are highly perishable.
Quick Fix: For an after-dinner treat, remove pits from cherries and stuff with a mixture of cream cheese, walnuts and cinnamon.