The Cherry with More
When you think of cherries, you might think of the fresh, sweet cherries you pick up at the grocery store for a summer picnic at the beach. But tart cherries offer so much more. More flavor packed into each bite, more versatility for cooking, and three times more antioxidants than green tea, blueberries, or pomegranate juice.
So why do we call them tart?
Well, for one, tart cherries are naturally lower in sugar than other fruits like cranberries, grapes, and apricots. That means chefs enjoy greater control over the sweetness of their culinary creations, while kids get loads of potassium, fiber, and vitamins without the mid-day crash. So don't think sour when you hear "tart" cherries; think zesty, healthy, and balanced.
Where do tart cherries come from?
At CherrCo, we're masters at growing the Montmorency tart cherry, a special variety that thrives in North America—from Washington state to the Great Lakes Basin, and even as far east as Ontario. It's truly the American superfruit! Watch our video to learn more about the benefits of CherrCo tart cherries.
Why haven't I heard of tart cherries before?
You may not have heard of them, but you've seen them before. If you ever stuffed your face in your grandma's famous cherry pie, those were tart cherries! Munched down on Kellogg's Cherry Pop-Tarts? Tart cherries! Snacked on granola bars, trail mix, or a fruit juice cocktail? Tart cherries probably made an appearance. They're perfect for salads, sauces, appetizers, glazes, baked goods, desserts, and right out of the bag as a healthy snack.
Who's eating tart cherries?
Marathon runners swear by tart cherry juice for rapid muscle recovery while training. But you don't have to run 26.2 miles to enjoy the benefits of our powerful cherries. Families enjoy tart cherries in fresh salads or meat glazes, and growing kids love dried tart cherries as a healthy snack after the big game. And when the holidays come around, tart cherries elevate homemade desserts like pies, parfaits, and streusel!
What makes tart cherries so healthy?
Beyond the amazingly versatile flavor, tart cherries come to the party with a one-two punch of nutrition. Experience deeper, longer sleep from the naturally high melatonin levels in tart cherries. Defend yourself against muscle cramps, heart disease, arthritis, and gout with the combo of potassium, anthocyanins, and Vitamin A that make tart cherries so special.
How can CherrCo help you?
Tart cherries are perfect for family dinners, gourmet meals, and healthy smoothies after training.
Cook with Tart Cherries in Every Meal
Whether you're pushing yourself to the limits or simply want to lead a vivacious, active lifestyle, tart cherries are the perfect addition to your daily diet.
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Find out everything you need to know about the delicious tart cherry.
Tart cherries (prunus cerasus) were first cultivated in this region near Paris, France in the 18th century. Montmorency is also the variety of tart cherries most commonly grown in North America.
You can find them blooming all over Michigan come the summer, but they're also grown in Utah, Washington, New York, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, plus several regions in Canada.
Have you heard of anthocyanins? These flavonoids give tart cherries their intense red color and nutritious properties—from reducing muscle soreness to helping you get a better night's sleep.
The tart cherry tree is a delicate plant that requires just the right weather and soil conditions, plus loving caretakers, in order to thrive.
Due to their brief fresh season, you'll most likely find tart cherries frozen, dried, juiced, or canned at the source—unless you live right by an orchard in the late summer!
Tart cherries are non-GMO, gluten-free, all natural, vegan, and have no added coloring. Plus, they're naturally low in sugar.
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