To prepare cherry, remove the stalk, wash them gently in cold water, and pat dry in soft cloth. Ripe ones can be eaten as a whole including skin to get the maximum benefits.
Sweet cherries are being used in several recipes,
- Sweet cherries can be eaten all alone.
- Add dried cherries in fruit-cakes, bread, and cookie.
- Use them in desserts, pie fillings and toaster Pastries.
Tart cherries are mainly used in the preparation of sauce, pie fillings, jams, muffins and cheese cakes. Tart cherry fruit juice concentrates is a favorite refreshing drink among athletes and various sports personnel. Dried tart cherries make delicious additions to meals and snacks.