Wednesday, December 28, 2005

mmmm cherries

i have been enjoying cherries...lots of them...this month
so thought i would dig up some notes about them

these are from

"Cherry Facts
The Romans are believed to have discovered sweet cherries in Asia Minor in about 70 BC and introduced them to Britain in the first century AD. Although the fruit has always been popular for dessert and culinary purposes, cherries were used during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries for their medicinal properties. The German word Kirsch, the cherry liqueur, came from the word karshu, the name given to the first cultivated cherries in Mesopotamia in 8 BC. Hot cherry stones were once used in bed-warming pans and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream associates cherries with love and romance.


100 g cherries (about 10 cherries)
48 Kcals
0.1 g fat
2.1 g fiber
11 mg vitamin C (27% RDA)
Rich in bioflavonoids and ellagic acid. Studies show cherries to be a good source of antioxidants and darker cherries will have higher levels than red/yellow ones."

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