When you’re cherry shopping, look for U.S.-grown Montmorency tart cherries, a varietal that’s not imported like other types of tart or sour cherries. Who wouldn’t want to help support local agriculture and preserve generations-old family farms? Heck yes!
A majority of the U.S. Montmorency tart cherry crop is grown in Michigan, AKA the Cherry Capital of the World. Other major Montmorency tart cherry-producing states include Utah, Washington, New York, Wisconsin, Oregon and Pennsylvania.
Otherwise known as sour cherries, tart cherries are available year-round in dried, juice, frozen, and canned forms. The sweet-tart taste and gorgeous ruby red color actually comes from the anthocyanins inside!
Research suggests tart cherries may help you recover after intense exercise, too. This smoothie would make the best post-workout treat! Other studies have examined the impact of Montmorency tart cherries on heart health, sleep and inflammation. So many reasons to love this superfruit! Check out more at choosecherries.com.