The cherry (Prunus Avium) is a deciduous tree whose height reaches 20 meters. It is a tree with a gray and smooth trunk, large and large branches and white flowers. The cherry is cultivated mainly for its delicious fruit, while its wood is also used for various wooden constructions.
It has tolerance to cold, while with proper soil preparation the cherry production can be very high.
Cherries are very rich in nutrients such as vitamins, iron, calcium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus and copper.
Cherry, a delicious natural treasure. Red, crunchy, with a soft texture, rich full flavor and wonderful aroma. It is no coincidence that cherry is one of the fruits everyone love it , with great use in cooking and confectionery.
The cherry has been one of the favorite fruits of the ancient Greeks, while various historical sources reffers that the cherry originates from the region of Central Asia. It is also mentioned that the cherry was an integral part of the Roman diet and that is why we find it throughout the Roman Empire.
In Greece today cherries are grown on over 100,000 acres, with the largest production being cultivating in the areas of Pella and Imathia.
What makes cherries so special and why should everyone add it on their diet? For plenty of reasons, for its wonderful taste, the high content in vitamins, trace elements, minerals and nutrients valuable for the body that make it an excellent source of daily energy. But above all, for its superior quality, which becomes from the implementation of the strictest quality and food safety standards, by all the producers during the production and cultivation process.
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In the frame of the above, the Cherry LoveEU program, with the participation of the chambers of Pella and Pieria, aims to increase the awareness of the european cherry from Greece and increase its consumption in order to as many as possible consumers enjoy this natural delicious treasure.