Contributed by: NAPSA
by Elizabeth Pivonka, Ph.D., R.D., Produce for Better Health
A Bowl Full Of Cherries Makes A Heart Healthy Treat (NAPSA) - Everybody looks forward to cherry season. Sweet and juicy, portable and popular, cherries are an all-around fun fruit. Fresh sweet cherries provide a delightful combination of taste and health. A bowl full of cherries - or more specifically a cup full of cherries - offers a good source of vitamin C, important for maintaining cardiovascular health, and three grams of dietary fiber, helpful in weight control, cancer
Sweet cherries along with other red-colored fruits and vegetables are members of the Color Way red group. We've divided fruits and vegetables into 5 color groups: blue/purple, green, white, yellow/orange and red. Our recommendation is for adults and teens to eat 5 cups of fruits and vegetables every day, spreading their choices among all the color groups. By choosing a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, you reap the benefit of all the unique combinations of fiber, nutrients, and phytochemicals that each fruit and vegetable provides.
Looking for a colorful and simply elegant salad? Try Rubies and Greens. A light citrus dressing drizzled over nutrient rich spinach, ruby-red cherries and English cucumbers makes a tasty and eye-catching combination for any night of the week.
Whisk together orange juice, oil, honey, salt and pepper; set aside. In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients.ĘToss with dressing and serve immediately.
Serving Size: Makes 6 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: calories: 136, total fat: 4.9g, saturated fat: 0.7g, % calories from fat: 32%, % calories from saturated fat: 5%, protein: 2g, carbohydrates: 24g, cholesterol: 0mg, dietary fiber: 3.4g, sodium: 232 mg.
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