Cherries are full of polyphenols which are antioxidant powerhouses. We generate free radicals in our bodies just by carrying out basic metabolic functions. And our environment is teaming with them in the form of pollution, cigarette smoke, certain foods and chemicals. Antioxidants are the foot soldiers in the battle to disarm these free radicals. They neutralize them by giving up an electron which minimizes their threat to our good health. This is why we encourage everyone to eat foods loaded with antioxidants.
Tierra Farms’ Organic Dried Bing Cherries are moist, chewy and sweet but not too sweet. Tierra Farms adds a little organic sunflower oil to keep their dried cherries from sticking together and clumping into a big unpleasant wad like some other companies’ dried fruit.
In one serving you get 3 grams of fiber, 25 percent of your daily vitamin C and 4 percent of your daily iron requirement and only 130 calories.
Most fruit is sprayed with chemicals to prevent pests and mold. When this fruit is dried, the chemicals are concentrated. This is why we like Tierra Farm’s organic dried fruit. They don’t use pesticides and chemicals so you can be assured your dried fruit is full of terrific nutrients and great flavor, and nothing you don’t want.
These dried cherries are great on their own or you can add them to your baked goods. They’re also good in our Tarragon Turkey Walnut Salad recipe.