Dehydrating cherries when they're in season is a good idea as they are a pretty expensive fruit to buy, so when it's time, get busy dehydrating this nutritional fruit! You can also dehydrate frozen cherries too. Read more about cherries on Wiki, here.
I remember as a kid eating mom's glacé cherries which are also known as candied cherries, (trust kids to want to only eat fruit with sugar on or in it, sigh), I used to go to the fridge and sneak a few from the container... I wonder if she ever noticed? :-)
UPDATE: Yes, she did.
They are a versatile fruit for making cherry cobblers, pies, toppings, and are used in fruit cocktails (the fresh cherries are used for cocktails!)
Lately, I've been enjoying fruit
cocktail on my breakfast cereal to avoid adding granulated sugar. But since going Keto, I've stopped eating stuff with added sugar... visit Finally-Keto for more information.
Don't miss our quick note about how to sweeten sour cherries... please scroll down to our tip (below the "how to" instructions).
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Sour red cherries are packed with vitamin A but are no match for sweet red cherries in the vitamin A department!
Sour cherries also have more vitamin C, and Folate.
In the mineral department, both types of cherries are pretty evenly matched. They have a great amount of Potassium, followed by a good amount of Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, and have trace amounts of Iron, Zinc, Copper, and Manganese. Both cherries contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
Let's get busy dehydrating Cherries:
If using from frozen, ignore step 1.
Unlike money, cherries do grow on trees! The best area to grow cherries is in an area with full sun and well-drained soil. Cherries need to be watered regularly and should be fertilized every year in the spring.
The best fertilizer for cherry trees is a slow-release fertilizer that is high in nitrogen.
Cherries are usually ready to harvest in late June or early July. Cherries can be harvested by hand or with a cherry picker.
There are many different types of cherry trees that you can grow. Some of the most popular varieties include:
Glacé cherries are a type of preserved cherry. Glacé cherries have been soaked in sugar syrup and then coated with a sugar glaze. These cherries are often used as a decoration on cakes and pies.
Candied cherries are a type of candy made with cherries and sugar. Candied cherries are made by soaking cherries in a sugar syrup and then coating them with sugar. Candied cherries can be made at home or purchased at a candy store.