Pastel Chocolate Bing Cherries
Premium dried bing cherries smothered in chocolate and then layered with red couveture. These pastel chocolate bing cherries are a real treat!
In addition to being rich in potassium, vitamin C, and B complex, research has shown that cherry consumption can help the body prevent heart disease and cancer, as well as provide pain relief and improved bone health. These health benefits are possible due to the antioxidants found in cherries, the most vital of which are the flavonoids anthocyanins and quercetin, and the phenolic acid amygdalin.
According to researchers, a flavonoid found in cherries that has anticarcinogenic properties called quercetin can help to prevent heart disease. Cherries are considered a nutritionally significant source of quercetin, containing large quantities per serving that surpass most fruits.
A phenolic acid called amygdalin, also termed Vitamin B17 and laetrile, found in the kernels of cherries and other fruits, has been shown to reduce tumor size and further spread of cancer, as well as to alleviate the pains of the cancerous process. Populations such as the Hunza in Pakistan that have always incorporated amygdalin into their diets have remained cancer free, leading scientists to believe that its consumption could also be a powerful cancer prevention food.
Anthocyanins found in cherries also block inflammatory enzymes, reducing pain. In fact, 20 cherries are 10 times as potent as aspirin and have positive effects on gout and arthritis pain.
Sweet cherries are also considered to be excellent sources of boron, providing 396 ug/100g. Boron consumption, coupled with calcium and magnesium has been linked to increased bone health.
Tart cherries naturally pack a health-promoting punch that provides pain relief for many consumers. Ongoing research shows that tart cherries are a rich source of antioxidants, including melatonin, which may help to relieve the pain of arthritis, gout, and possibly fibromyalgia. To date, no other fruit or vegetable has been found to have the pain relieving properties of tart cherries. In addition, the antioxidants in tart cherries can help fight cancer and heart disease.
Yum Yum YumDon, Halifax, PA
I wasn't impressed. I'll probably take the rest to work and let the piranhas finish them off.Cathy, Saint Ann, MO
I love chocolate covered cherries...period! Dried cherries, fresh cherries, cordials...all of it. A co-worker gave me a package of pastel coated dried cherries several years ago that she bought in a chain superstore, and I haven't seen them there since. I have such a hard time finding these in stores around where I live, so I have to go online to get them. These are beautiful, plump, juicy, chewy, fresh cherries. Next time I order chocolate coated dried cherries from here, I'm going to try ones that don't have the red coating and see how they compare taste-wise, because the only thing I don't like about these is the large amount of red dye used in the coating. I knew what I was buying, so that's on me and no reflection on the product. The product is of excellent quality in both taste and freshness... exactly as advertised! I am enjoying the ones I bought immensely!Melanie, Orchard Park, NY
OMG!!! So good. Velvety chocolate and a plump bing cherry inside. Best I’ve ever had.Bonnie, Las Vegas, NV
White Confectionery Chocolate (Sugar Palm Kernel Oil, Nonfat Milk Powder, Whole Milk Powder, Whey Powder, Palm Oil, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla), Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Milk, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate Liquor, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla), Dried Whole Bing Cherries (Sugar, Sunflower Oil), Confectioner's Glaze, Gum Arabic, FD&C Red #40, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid.**May Contain Occasional Pit or Pit Fragments** Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 30g (~1.1 oz.)
|Amount per serving|
|Calories from Fat||72|
Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.
Approximately 45 pieces per pound.
Country of origin: United States