Dried Red Tart Cherries
Only during the past few years have dried red tart cherries been available to the public. During the 1980’s right here on our farm in Santaquin, Utah the first dried red tart cherries in the western part of the United States were dried and made available to the public. These plump and juicy tart cherries grown in our high rocky mountain valleys make the perfect dried red tart cherry. Red tart cherries are now being touted as the “new superfruit” and it is no wonder that the cherries grown in Utah meet this standard perfectly. Red tart cherries grown in our high mountain valleys are naturally sweeter than other tart cherries grown throughout the United States. This lends itself to producing a kind of dried cherry that is best suited to be dried. On our farm red tart cherries are our largest crop. Our farm also grows some of the highest altitude fruit in the United States at close to 6000 feet in elevation. High altitude grown red tart cherries are higher in natural sweetness also known as brix (a measurement of the sucrose level or sugar in the fruit) and darker in color, thus becoming more rich in natural anthocyanins and bursting with antioxidants. Yes, red tart cherries are the new superfruit and those grown on our farm we like to say are the super of the super fruits. Read more about the different studies on the health benefits of the Montmorency red tart cherry by clicking here.
Great use ideas
- Trail mixes
- Add to cereals, oatmeal or cracked wheat