6 Things You Can Do
With Fresh Cherries . . 5‘
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Cherry Stem Tea: After eating
the fresh cherries, don't toss the
stems! Remove the stems and let
| dry. Place 3 tablespoons of stems in
I boiling water for 12 minutes,
' remove and enjoy the tea.
e pounds of cherries annually.
Dry Your Own Cherries: Preheat
your oven to 200 degrees. Place
fresh cherries on a cookie sheet
and bake for 8 hours. They will be
moist and chewy. No dehydrator
Flavor Enhancer: Enjoy the fresh
fruit on ice cream, pancakes,
smoothies, oatmeal, etc. Drop a
few cherries into your favorite
| cocktail. Drizzle chocolate over a
| bowl of cherries and enjoy.
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A cherry tree produces about 7,000 cherries.
/ - It takes about 100 cherries to make a
$ cherry pie! Each tree produces enough
cherries for about 70 cherry pies.
The United States produces over 300 million
$ Cherries may help to reduce inﬂammation and pain in the body.
WHERE ARE TART CHERRIES GROWN?
Over 70% of all of the tart cherries grown
in the United States are grown in the
Northwestern region of lower Michigan.
This region ofthe Great Lakes state is
commonly known as the ”Cherry Capital
ofthe Wor| d"and is also referred to as the
Frozen Cherries: Cherries freeze
really well. Once frozen, you'll be
able to enjoy them year round in
desserts, smoothies or straight
from the bag. Make sure to remove
the pit before you freeze them.
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Heat Your Home: Cherry pits
produce approximately 9500 BTU’s
per pound. After you get done
eating the fresh cherries, use the
pits in a pellet stove to help keep
your home warm!
Fresh Cherry Juice: Remove the
pit and the stem. Place a handful of
cherries into the blender and ﬁll
' with water. Add one crushed Vita-
| min C tablet and blend. Pour cherry
| juice through ﬁne-mesh strainer.
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