Spring’s beautiful cherry blossoms yielded some sweet summer fruit this year. These juicy bursts of sweetness are at their peak right now, so grab a bag of cherries while you can!
Organic cherries are in season for a short time, which means the smallest of the stone fruits won’t be as plentiful soon. Cherries sure do earn their rep as a superfruit: These flavonoid-filled, vitamin C-rich antioxidant powerhouses help reduce inflammation from arthritis, lower cancer risk, and combat the effects of gout. Snack on them in the evening since they also contain melatonin to help you sleep.
Popping them straight into your mouth is by far the best way to enjoy them, but also try tossing them in a salad with pecans and orange vinaigrette, making a Quick Cherry Nut Bread, or baking a classic pie.
Source: Door to Door Organics