Because we live in Canada, fresh fruit is a luxury. Unlike our Southern neighbours who have easier access to fresh fruit, we only have Canadian-grown fruit for about 4 or 5 months in the summer. So, it's not surprising most Albertans think of BC cherries as more of a treat than a healthy snack.
Our BC cherries may taste 'just like candy,' but they're much better for you! Here are 3 things you likely didn't know about cherries:
On our orchard, we grow different types of cherries including Santina, Early Robin, Rainier, Sour, and Sweethearts:
Get your fix of cherries by visiting us at the markets soon!
Canadian Nutrient File
Dieticians of Canada "Food Sources of Fibre"
Dietetic Intern, Victoria Lovsin
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