A cherry is the edible fruit of several species of the genus Prunus, which is a very tough fleshy drupe, closely related to the apricot. The fruit itself is very large and contains a variety of tartaric acid and sugars that give it its flavor. The fruit is eaten raw or cooked; though the dried form of the fruit, which is called syrup, is more common in most parts of the world. Most cherries are consumed as a delicious dessert or enjoyed while eating a slice of chocolate cake.
The most common way of eating cherries is by picking them from the trees. The best spots for picking and storing cherries are at the branches of trees close to the ground. It is recommended to pick the cherries a few days ahead of time to allow sufficient time for the tart cherries to harden, thus allowing them to be eaten sooner. After picking, the cherries can be placed in a covered container. It is recommended that before covering the cherries, they are washed with cold water.
Canned cherry juice can also be used as a cherry-flavored drink. Drinking cherry juice is not only an enjoyable treat for cherries but for anyone who love cherry flavors in general. Though this may seem to be similar to eating tart cherries, cherry juice has significantly less calories than comparable tart cherries.
Another great way of enjoying cherry juice is by juicing fresh cherry juice. You can either make your own cherry juice by using fresh cherries or purchase cherry juice that is already prepared. When making your own cherry juice, it is recommended that you use freshly picked cherries. You should also take into account the type of skin on the cherries. Crystallized cherries have a very smooth and dull taste while the pungent-tasting plums have a distinctive aroma.
If you would like to enjoy a glass of cherry juice without having to worry about the high amount of calories contained in it, then you can use orange juice. Orange juice contains natural citric acid which cuts down the amount of calories you will consume. In addition, the natural flavors of orange juice can also enhance the flavor of the cherry juice. Unlike other fruits, you will not experience the bitter aftertaste when drinking orange juice. However, some people feel that the aftertaste from the juice makes it less enjoyable.
One of the best ways to keep your cherries from browning in color is to store them in the refrigerator. However, if you do not have the time to go to the grocery store, you can always purchase canned cherries in your local grocery store. These can be frozen immediately and then stored in your freezer. However, if you plan to enjoy your fruit for several days, it is recommended that you soak the cherries before consumption to minimize browning effects.