California Cherry season typically extends from mid-May through June. This short, six-week season goes by like the blink of an eye, resulting in high consumer demand for California Cherries and tremendous anticipation long before the season begins! Thus we are sharing now – so you can be ready!
Why you should eat more cherries!
Low-Cal Snack: 21 cherries have less than 100 calories
Melatonin: Cherries have it! Promoting an overall healthy sleep pattern – try some to overcome jet lag.
Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Studies suggest they may help to control arthritis and gout.
Antioxidants: cherries have ’em – and they may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Anthocyanins: the anthocyanins found in cherries may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Low Glycemic: with an index of 22, cherry sugars release more slowly and evenly leaving you feeling fuller longer.
Potassium: cherries are a good source. Increasing evidence shows that a diet rich in potassium may help control blood pressure and reduce the risk for hypertension and stroke.