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In lighter varieties, such as Ranier, look for shiny, firm, and plump fruits with fresh stems and unbroken skin. In red varieties, such as Bing, look for similar characteristics but with a dark burgundy color. Avoid lighter red cherries since they do not ripen after picking. In any variety, stay away from wrinkled skin or white spots.

Prep & Store

Simply wash under cool water and eat—just watch out for the pit! For jams and other dishes that require a lot of cherries, try a mechanical cherry pitter.

Nutrition Notes

Cherries are an excellent source of vitamin C.

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