Cherries should be refrigerated for quality storage. Keep them in an airtight container and store cherries in the refrigerator’s produce drawer. The cold temperature will ensure that they maintain good flavor and nutritional value. If you do not have a enough room in your fridge, then place them in a paper bag and keep them out of sunlight.
The easiest way to store cherries is to buy organic, dry, and firm cherries with stems intact. The best ones are fresh-picked by farmers who use natural harvesting methods like shaking trees or knocking down fruit with long poles because these methods don’t damage the fruit like other harvesting methods such as plucking them from the tree with a mechanical picker (which could cause bruising).
If you must store cherries, place them in a cool and dry area. Keep them away from moisture or excess heat because both can lead to mold growth. Cherries should last about three days if stored properly.
The best way to use up cherries is by eating them fresh, cooking with them (especially by making jams), and drying them.
Cherries should be rinsed under cool water before eating or cooking with them. They can be eaten whole or pitted, with the stems left on or removed. Cherries are versatile in that they can be added to desserts, salads, entrees, drinks, and more!
The cherries’ most nutrient dense constituents are the skin, seeds, and leaves. The fruit’s antioxidant compounds include beta-carotene (a precursor to vitamin A), quercetin (which inhibits blood vessel leakage), rutin (which strengthens capillaries), anthocyanins (natural pigments that decrease inflammation and protect the brain, kidneys, heart, and eyes), and catechins (which protect the kidneys).
Be sure to store all fruits in a cool, dry place and wash before eating. Although you should eat cherries fresh for their antioxidant benefits since some nutrients can be lost while drying or cooking them, dried cherries still offer beneficial effects like an increase in fiber, decrease in blood pressure, and elevated antioxidant activity (lutein).
Cherries contain several nutrients that are good for eye health. They are high in beta-carotene which maintains eye tissues, lutein which protects the retina, zeaxanthin which prevents macular degeneration, and vitamin C which might reduce the risk of cataracts.
Cherries also have a low glycemic index which means that they do not cause spikes in the blood sugar levels, and since diabetics are at an increased risk of developing eye diseases, eating healthy foods like cherries is important for their treatment.
They should be stored in a cool, dry place.
Cherries are best when stored in the refrigerator. They can be stored for up to three days in the produce drawer. If you forgot about them for three days, they will last another two weeks in your fridge’s freezer.
It is crucial for food preservation that cherries are kept away from moisture and excess heat. This will cause the cherries to rot, which decreases their nutritional value.
Cherries have a large water content, but you can still enjoy them when they are dried.
Dry cherries have been found to have more antioxidant activity than fresh ones because some of their water content evaporates during drying.
They also contain less sugar and calories, so they are a healthier snack choice. Be careful to not over-dry them, or else you will lose even more water content and nutrients.
The process of drying cherries is very simple. Make sure the cherries are clean and free from stems and pits. Preheat your oven to 109 degrees Fahrenheit and arrange the cherries on a baking sheet. Leave them in the oven for about an hour, shifting around every five to ten minutes so they dry evenly.
After an hour, turn off your oven heat and leave the cherries to remain in the cooling oven for another three hours or so. This will ensure that the cherries are completely dry. Once you remove them from the oven, you can store them in an airtight container.
So this is how to Store Cherries.