Monday, July 07, 2008

Cherries!



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!

Nutritional Highlights:
Cherries (with pits) (sweet, raw), 1 cup (117g)
Calories: 84
Protein: 1.4g
Carbohydrate: 19.3g
Total Fat: 1.12g
Fiber: 2.7g
*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.

You?

6 comments:

bigsis said...

A big bowl of Raniers and some ripe California white peaches, with those wonderfully aromatic little peach belly buttons, and I'm in heaven.

FranIAm said...

LOVE cherries, especially ranier cherries.

Lulu Maude said...

I am similarly whacked out about peaches and strawberries. The organic strawberries locally have me in their thrall, and CA peach season has just kicked in. They're delicious, even at this distance.

Distributorcap said...

fruit order:

nectarines
pineapple
cherries
grapes
peaches
watermelon
strawberries
papaya
grapefruit
tangerines
blueberries

but they are all so close

i love the red/yellow cherries (i think they are called Queen Anne)

karenzipdrive said...

Queen Anne=Rainier, if I'm not mistaken.

My order:
Rainiers
Bings
Watermelon
Bananas
Jupiter peaches
Valencia oranges
Clementine tangerines
White peaches
White nectarines
Freestone peaches
Apricots
Dinosaur plums
Honeydew
Mango
Raspberries
Strawberries
Blackberries
Dewberries
Gala apples
Red meat figs
Seedless grapes (r or g)
Canteloupe
Meyer lemons
Key limes
Coconut

Okay, it would have been easier just to say I don't much like papaya or grapefruit.

dguzman said...

Oh man--I can't rank. Just put everything in there except kiwis and figs (too gritty) and papaya (weird-looking). Same with veggies, minus brussels sprouts. I've really tried to like them but I just can't.