Are sour cherries and tart cherries the same?

Asked by Stephanie Mose on September 15, 2021

Categories: Food and drink Desserts and baking

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Variety and Color: Almost all Montmorency tart cherries grown in the U.S. are the Montmorency variety. Montmorency tart cherries, also known as sour cherries, are bright red when harvested, and they retain that bold color when dried, frozen or juiced. On the_other hand, sweet cherries are usually consumed fresh.

How many cherries should you eat? The answer is yes, 100 times yes! Cherries are not only one of the healthiest fruits, they also rank asone of the most health protective foods overall. One cup, or about 21 cherries, contains less than 100 calories and 15% of your daily vitamin C needs.

Are dark sweet cherries healthy? A serving of sweet cherries (5 ounces, 1 cup or about 21 cherries) provides 90 calories and 3 grams fiber, and is a good source of potassium and vitamin C. Cherries are also a great source of anthocyanins, bioactive compounds that provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, cardiovascular and other benefits.

Can you eat raw sour cherries? Over the next few weeks, sour cherry trees will be heavy with the bright red fruit. Don't confuse the sour variety with the sweet. While sweet cherries are best eaten raw, sour cherries usually need to be cooked before eating. Unless you are using presweetened dried sour cherries, plan on cooking_them.

What kind of cherries are tart? Tart cherries are most often used to desserts, jams, jellies, and sauces where they will be paired with large amounts of sugar or rich, creamy ingredients. Their tart, acid flavor adds brightness to balance the-richness or sweetness. Two common varieties of tart cherries are Montmorency and Morello.