The cherries we all cherish are fairly recent arrivals to the Americas. While popular with the ancient Greeks, Romans and Chinese noblemen, cherries were first brought to our shores by settlers in the 1600’s.
Not a significant source of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber and vitamin D.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
The tale of young George Washington cutting down a cherry tree and confessing “I cannot tell a lie” is, well, a lie. The colorful anecdote was first published in 1809, the year after Washington’s death, by Parson Weems. (SOURCE)