About the only thing great about summer in Texas is the bounty of fresh cherries available in every grocery store.
They aren't grown in Texas but we are close enough to the states that do grow them to be able to buy them sometimes as low as $2.99 a pound.
Grocery stores use this trick where they load a plastic bag with about 2.5 pounds of cherries, hoping people will think that giant bag is only one pound.
Ha! I don't care, I heft the entire bag into my cart and pay whatever they want.
Cherries are good for you!
Cherries (with pits) (sweet, raw), 1 cup (117g)
Total Fat: 1.12g
*Excellent source of: Vitamin C (8.2mg)
*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular nutrient provide 20 percent or more of the Recommended Daily Value, based upon United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines.
Can you believe they are that low in calories?
Who cares if eating too many of them results in frequent trips to the bathroom? I like a spotlessly clean colon!
Though my all time favorite fruit is the deluxe Rainier cherry with it's yellow skin and rosy red cheeks (they look like tiny plump butts), fresh Bing cherries come in a close second.
Seeing a big bowl of cherries in my fridge makes me smile like a happy chimpanzee.