The new season of Northwest cherries is here. Are you a fan of cherries? Fresh off the orchards in the North-western states of USA, these juicy and plump cherries not only delicious but also loaded with tons of health benefits. The US is currently the second-largest cherry exporter of the world with over 2,500 growers work tirelessly to bring the world the sweetest, juiciest, plumpest cherries ripened on the trees.
Mr Abdul Ghani Wahab, Agriculture Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture who was present to officially launch the new season stated that Northwest Cherries are grown on fertile soil with a climate that is ideal for great quality cherries the world loves.
Each cup of cherries (about 21 cherries) contains less than 100 calories plus an amazing source of fibre and potassium. This coupled with its low GI ranking compared to many other fruits make it a nutritional rock-star for those watching their weight, health or just leading an active lifestyle. The superfruit packs antioxidants, vitamin C and E as well as carotenoids and polyphenols, all of which help quash damaging free radicals and help neutralize inflammation in your body. Did you know cherries are also crammed with anti-inflammatory properties which aid in muscle recovery and reduce muscle soreness after a workout?
On a mission to spread the goodness of cherries, Northwest Cherries has launched its 'Cheers to Cherries' campaign in partnership with fitness guru Kevin Zahri and retail chain Tesco which aims to inspire health-conscious Malaysians to cherry on for a healthier fitness lifestyle.
Hurry! Head over to your nearest grocery store and stock up on some delicious and nutritious Northwest Cherries, the diamond of fruits, in season from June to end-Aug this year.