For those of us lucky to get a fruit share, we will be getting Sour Cherries. They are a delicacy–great for cooking and often used in pies. But they are sour! Some eat them fresh, but they are used in cooking, especially soups, pork dishes and pies and liquers are made from them. I wonder what I will do with them, so I’ve found a couple of articles about them that you might find informative.
The cherry has bee used for centuries as a medicinal plant. It was used by Native Americans to relieve sore throat and stomach pain and as a health tonic. It is rich in antioxidants and potassium.
Other articles about sour cherries:
Beyond Pie Filling
Gourmet, May 2008