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Dried Montmorency Cherries Pocket Snacks - 1 oz

Each 1 oz / 28 g

Dried Montmorency Cherries Pocket Snacks - 1 oz

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Handy single serve Pocket Snacks of Michigan family orchard Montmorency tart cherries. Organic and transitional-to-organic Eden selected cherries are infused with organic apple juice concentrate, slowly air-dried, and lightly misted with organic safflower oil to prevent clumping. Eden Pocket Snacks are the finest nuts, seeds, and dried fruits that we can find. They go easily to school, work, on errands, camping, and trekking. Keep them in the pantry for delicious, healthy snacking. No refined sugars, trans fats, sulfites, or preservatives. Very low sodium, fat free, and a good source of potassium, fiber, and vitamin A. Gluten Free and kosher.

Eden Dried Cherries - Pocket Snacks are organic and transitional-to-organic - in the process of becoming certified organic while using chemical free organic methods. The Montmorency tart cherries are grown on the east shore of northern Lake Michigan, an ideal and historic tree fruit area due to the seasonal lake effect. A decade ago six families in this area asked Eden to help them convert their orchards to organic. These original orchards have been managed organically since, and more orchards are converting to organic each year.

Fresh picked cherries are cooled overnight in circulating pure water, then pitted and 'quick frozen'. Through this process they are inspected repeatedly, both visually and by machine. The cherries are thawed and infused with Eden Organic Apple Juice Concentrate until they reach the right 'Brix' or sweetness. Infused cherries are rinsed, low heat dried until they are shelf stable with no need of refrigeration, then lightly misted with organic Eden Safflower Oil to prevent clumping.

The Montmorency cherry is traditionally known as the 'pie cherry' and the 'healing cherry'. Where this cherry variety has been grown for generations, the locals attest to its abilities. A study at Michigan State University found the antioxidants anthocyanins, and their anlyon cyanidin compounds, in the pigment of the Montmorency cherry. They also found kaempferol, isoqueritrin, and quercetin. Research conducted at Brunswick Laboratories in Massachusetts and the Hollings Cancer Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina found that Montmorency cherries contain ellagic acid, a naturally occurring plant phenolic. Other compounds of note found in Montmorency cherries are perillyl alcohol and melatonin. Dr. Russell Reiter, of the University of Texas Health Science Center, said "We were surprised at how much melatonin was in cherries, specifically the Montmorency variety." According to research melatonin is a most potent antioxidant, even more so than vitamins C, E and A, it is soluble in both fat and water and can enter cells that many vitamins cannot.

Eden Dried Cherries - Pocket Snacks are very low sodium and fat free. They are a good source of potassium, fiber, and beta carotene vitamin A. Cherries red color comes from the powerful antioxidant compounds, anthocyanins.

Name Dried Montmorency Cherries Pocket Snacks - 1 oz
Item Number 103271
Ingredients Montmorency Tart Cherries, Organic Apple Juice Concentrate, Organic Safflower Oil
Case Quantity 48
Package Size Each 1 oz
Package Size Metric 28 g
UPC Code Each 024182001808
UPC Code Case 50024182001803
Eligible for Flat Rate Shipping Yes
Very Low Sodium Yes, 35mg or less per serving
kosher Pareve Yes
Fat Free Yes, less than 0.5 g per serving
Macrobiotic Yes
Gluten Free Yes
Wheat Free Yes
Non GMO Yes