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Sweetened Dried Sour Cherries

The Benefits of Sour Cherries (Even Dr Oz says so!)

At over 12,000 ORAC units per 100g of fruit, cherries have a higher antioxidant capacity than grapes, oranges, plums, raspberries and strawberries COMBINED:Tart cherries are abundant in anthocyanins – a natural compound that contributes to the ruby-red color and distinctive sour-sweet taste. This phytonutrient, a type of flavonoid, is also behind the potential health-promoting properties of tart cherries.

Kitchen Secret #1: Dried Tart Cherries

The first thing you’ll find in Dr. Oz’s kitchen pantry are dried tart cherries – lots of them! While sweet cherries contain a variety of health benefits, tart cherries are loaded with antioxidants and have been shown to reduce muscle soreness, and fight heart disease thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties. They can even help you sleep better at night as they contain melatonin – a hormone secreted by the brain that regulates our sleep cycle. Eat a handful of dried tart cherries every day as a low-cal snack, especially after dinner.

Dried sour cherries are grown widely in Turkey and have been used in cooking including soups, traditional dishes, cakes, tarts, and pies.

They are grown and harvested in late summer by hand and used at home to make a variety of dishes or preserves ready for the cold winter months.

Sour cherries or sour cherry syrup are used in liqueurs and drinks In Turkey, Greece and Cyprus, sour cherries are especially prized for making spoon sweet by slowly boiling pitted sour cherries and sugar; the syrup thereof is used for vişne şurubu or vyssináda, a beverage made by diluting the syrup with ice-cold water.

Sanford Sour Cherry production

  • Grown by hundreds of contracted small family owned farms.
  • Carefully harvested by hand during season by family members and delivered to our collection centres.
  • Cherries transported to our factory daily by truck.
  • Stored frozen until processed into Organic Infused cherries.
  • Dried in purpose built ovens and packed ready for export.