Everybody love fresh cherries. They are one of the sweetest and best tasting fruits on the market. Unfortunately, cherries have a short growing season and are only available for 8-10 weeks a year. However, there is no reason to be without these sweet and plump pieces of heaven for the rest of the year. To the delight of all us cherry lovers, cherries still taste great when, dried, frozen or put in jams and jellies. You can also enjoy the canned versions when you are ready for a tasty cherry dessert. If you like cherry juice, you can find it along with other cherry products at your neighborhood health food store and at times even in some of the major chain stores.
One really great thing about cherries and cherry products is their outstanding nutritional value. It seems as though ever year that passes brings us more news of cherries health benefits. Most varieties contain not only a large number of antioxidants, but 20 times the beta carotene content of other fruits like blueberries. These nutrients are known to be very effective in helping ease the pain of gout and arthritis, as well as aiding in the fight against diabetes and high cholesterol. Isn't it great to know that something that taste so good is also good for you.
Cherries are such a popular fruit that you will find a large selection of various cherry products. For your eating enjoyment you can find dried cherries, frozen cherries, canned cherries, cherry jams, cherry salsas, brandied cherries, chocolate covered cherries, cherry juice, cherry wine and the list could go on and on.
If you are more interested in the health benefits of cherries, you will also find a huge selection of cherry products produced especially for their uses in fighting various diseases and giving the body an overall energetic, healthy feeling. Cherry concentrate, for instance, has a very high antioxidant rich content, with only 2 tablespoons giving you the suggested daily nutritional requirement. For those who prefer it, this great source of antioxidants also comes in a capsule form.
Cherry products are not limited to food products and health value products. As any cherry lover knows there is a huge assortment of household and collectible goods as well. Some of the things I have in my home are: cherry bedspreads and throws, cherry plates and saucers, cherry hand towels, bath towels and wash cloths, cherry magnets for the fridge and cherry aprons. I even have a beautiful photo of cherry trees in bloom hanging over my couch. I told you I was a cherry lover.
If you love cherries as much as I do and think you might be interested in cherry food products, health products or household goods, there is a vast number of businesses and individuals selling them on the internet. All you need to do it is take the time to find them. There is no reason to go without cherries just because they aren't in season. Thanks to the wonderful world of the internet, you can have cherry products year round. Oh, I forgot. There is also some very scrumptious recipes to be found.