Happy Cherry Day!

National Cherry Day

Cherries are my all-time favourite fruit. I find them rather addictive though, and when I open a punnet and start to nibble, it is very difficult to stop!

Cherries are rich in antioxidants, which are supposed to help with sleep and boost memory. The cherry also has anti-inflammatory properties.

National Cherry Day gives me
the perfect excuse to indulge,
and of course they are much
healthier than my other vice
– chocolate!

The Romans first brought cherries to the UK and some even say that ancient roads can be traced from the spots where marching Romans spat out their stones and caused a new tree to grow!

By the 16th century Kent had emerged as the principal cherry county and by the 17th century colonists were taking the cherry to New England.

However, over the last fifty years we’ve seen a decline in our cherry orchards, which means that we now import around 95% of all cherries! The main goal of National Cherry Day is to maintain our traditional orchards. If everyone eats one home-grown cherry each, the future of British cherries will be looking up in no time!

Cherry Yogurt IceTry this irresistible
Cherry Yogurt Ice

Recipe taken from
Hearty & Healthy
Dairy Cookbook


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