Cherry

The cherry is a stone fruit and is botanically classified in the rosaceous plant family.  Cherries originated in the region around the Black Seas and are cultivated worldwide in temperate climate zones.

More than half of the Swiss cherries come from north-western Switzerland.  Cherries must be harvested when they are ripe, because they don’t ripen anymore after being picked. There are two types of cherry varieties: Sweet and sour. Additionally, there is a rare group known as “duke cherries” (which is a cross between sweet and sour cherries).

Season: From June to August

Nutritional Value: Cherry – Swiss food composition database

 

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Perfectly ripe cherries are not only an aromatic treat, but also include vitamins and minerals, as well as antocyans that give cherries their intense colour.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

Approximately 20 cherries