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Cher­ries are a stone fruit be­long­ing to the rose fam­ily. Although rather small, these red or black fruits are lit­tle pow­er­houses when it comes to health. They can help ward off or man­age chronic ill­nesses like heart dis­ease, di­a­betes and obe­sity. If you have a prob­lem with in­flam­ma­tion, gout, sleep or sore mus­cles af­ter ex­er­cise these should be in­cluded in your diet. Some peo­ple pre­fer not to bake with them be­cause of the blue dis­col­oration that hap­pens in baked prod­ucts – this is due to a chem­i­cal re­ac­tion be­tween cher­ries and al­ka­lis like bak­ing pow­der, and it can be pre­vented by adding an acidic liq­uid like sour cream in­stead of milk in the recipe. Cher­ries are best paired with herbs like sage and chives; dairy prod­ucts like cream, cream cheese and ri­cotta; meats like pork, beef and duck; and spices like black pep­per and vanilla. Al­mond essence brings out their flavour too.

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