"Cherries are the luckiest of all fruits. They are never far from the one they love."
Cherries have been around for a really long time, in fact humans have been eating them since the stone age. Roman soldiers used to take cherries with them as they traveled, with Roman roads being well known for their cherry trees due to the discarded cherry pits.
In many cultures the cherry symbolises life, death, rebirth and also rejuvenation. Cherries are also considered as symbols of friendship, and hold cultural significance in countries such as in China and Japan.
Cherries are quite pretty to look at and can be eaten raw or cooked. They are bursting with the perfect combination of sweet and tart flavours, and are packed with nutritional goodness. They are a great source of vitamin C and contain many other vitamins and minerals that support a healthy immune system, regulate blood pressure, and are said to contain anti-aging properties through their powerful antioxidants, Anthocyanins. They are also said to help you sleep and promote weight loss by being low in calories and high in fibre.
Adding them to a smoothie or baked good really lifts the meal and adding to its decadence.