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Delicious fruits: Fresh cherries have a smooth and green stem
There is hardly a supermarket that does not currently offer cherries. The delicious fruits tempt you to snack. Not only are they low in calories, they are also rich in vitamins and minerals. Fresh cherries can be seen on the stem, among other things. This should also stay on when the fruit is stored.
Cherries are extremely popular among Germans. Sweet cherries in particular tempt you to snack. However, they can also be processed. They taste excellent as a cake topping, compote or jam. They can also be used for desserts or pancakes. On hot summer days, the fruit is ideal for low-calorie, light dishes such as a cold cherry dish. The fruits not only taste delicious, they are also very healthy. Experts have a few tips on what to consider when buying and storing.
Low calorie and full of healthy ingredients
Cherries are low in calories and rich in nutrients such as folic acid, iron, potassium, magnesium and B and C vitamins.
The secondary plant substances contained in the cherries are said to have a preventive effect against cardiovascular diseases.
When buying, care should be taken that the stone fruits have a stem. In this country cherries are deliberately picked with him, because without him the fruits dry out quickly and lose their healthy ingredients.
Therefore, the stem should remain on during storage and should only be removed after washing or shortly before consumption or preparation.
A smooth and green stem is an indication that the cherry is still fresh. Another quality feature of the cherry is a shiny skin.
Cherries should be sweet and juicy, but never mushy. Therefore, the fruits should only be kept in the perforated plastic bag for a short time or not at all.
According to experts, the storage time - in contrast to many other types of fruit and vegetables - is not extended by storing them in a foil bag.
They can usually be stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of two to three days. If the cherry season is too short, you can also freeze the pitted cherries. (ad)