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Summer Best – Cherries

Delta Packing Co., Costamagna Farms Lodi, CA

California farmers for close to 100 years. Raley’s farmers for more than 20 years.

Nutrition

  • Cherries are sweet and a good source of fiber, making them a naturally satisfying and filling snack.
  • Some research suggests cherries can help combat post-workout soreness.(1)

Tips from Berton Costamagna, Vice President Delta Packing Co.

How to Select

  • Look for green stems, suggesting the freshest fruit. Dry, brown or brittle stems may suggest the fruit is not as fresh or has been exposed to heat.

How to Store

  • Keep, uncovered, in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

A Farmer’s Story

“As early as 6- or 7-years-old,” Berton recalls, “I would put on my work boots and hat and go into the orchards with my grandfather. He would give us projects to help us learn. When a tree was sick, we learned how to nurse it back to health. That was our livelihood, the health of the orchard was very important.”

Sources:
(1) Efficacy of Tart Cherry Juice in Reducing Muscle Pain During Running: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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