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New Cherry Products and Cherry Recipe Ideas

Updated on September 24, 2007
Frozen Cherries
Frozen Cherries

I absolutely love cherries. They are one of my favorite fruits, but are unfortunately only available fresh (at least where I live in the south) for a brief period of time every year. Each summer, my husband and I enjoy fresh red and yellow cherries on a regular basis.

In the off season, we frequently eat cherry pie and cherry cobbler. While I love both cherry pie and cherry cobbler, they don't particularly agree with my waistline. I know that cherries are naturally healthy and low calorie, so I decided to investigate some healthier ways to enjoy cherries in my diet even when they are out of season.

Dried Cherries

I discovered that Welch's has recently started marketing dried cherries in supermarkets everywhere. I tried them as soon as I discovered them, and was pleased to find that they are a great-tasting way to enjoy cherries year round (without the extra calories of pie crust, sugar, etc. from the pies and cobblers I love so much). You can get Welch's Dried Cherries by themselves, or enjoy them mixed in with other delicious dried fruits in the Berry Medley and Mixed Fruit varieties.

Serving Suggestions for Dried Cherries:

  • Add to your favorite cold cereal
  • Mix into your next batch of oatmeal cookies for an extra-healthy sweet treat
  • Top your next green salad with dried cherries
  • Use in your favorite muffin recipe (yum, cherry bran muffins!)

Cherry Juice

I also discovered another great cherry product in Cherry Pharm juice. This healthy and tasty cherry product has more antioxidants than any other type of juice (even anti-oxidant rich pomegranate, grape, and blueberry juices), because it is made from whole cherries rather than from concentrate. It literally tastes just like fresh cherries. It's great to find an all-natural fruit juice that tastes great provides terrific health benefits.

Health Benefits of Cherries

Recent research has indicated that cherries are they are among the most healthy foods you can consume. This is probably why leading manufacturers are hard at work bringing new cherry products to market.

According to the Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI), the many health and nutrition benefits of fresh, dried, and frozen tart cherries include:

  • Folate
  • High levels of antioxidants
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Natural Fiber Source
  • Potassium
  • Rich source of beta carotene (nearly 20% more than blueberries and strawberries)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin C
  • Other essential and beneficial nutrients

Cherry Recipe Ideas

Visit the CMI's Cherry Recipe database at for ideas on how to cook with cherries.


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    11 years ago

    I have been drinking tart cherry juice for a number of years. I enjoy the taste, but I need to watch my sugar intake. My doctor recommended Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry capsules about 6 months ago. I have been taking tart cherry capsules since and I feel great. My doctor told me each dose have less then 1 gram of sugar. I sugar levels are good. My joints feel great. I recommend Fruit Advanatge to all of my friends.

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    Anna Banana 

    11 years ago

    CherryPharm is amazing. It's yummy and my backaches went away after drinking it for a week. I got it on Cherries really are a miracle fruit.


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