Cherries are summer fruit, which are picked around the month of July.
Nutritional value of cherries
Rich in water and potassium (250 milligrammes per 150 grammes), cherries have diuretic properties and contain fibre, which stimulates intestinal functions. The cherry is one of the most high calorie red fruit, due to its high sugar content. It contains lots of vitamin C and provitamin A.
About a dozen varieties of cherries are grown in France. These varieties include, for example, the griotte, a lively red and tangy variety, and the Sainte Marie, sweeter, which turns black.
Store cherries for one day in a fruit basket away from heat, or for no more than two days in the crisper in the refrigerator. Take them out at least 20 minutes before eating them.
Cherries are one of the most calorific red fruits. © DR