Beautiful Bing Cherries are on sale this week at your local Foodland and Sack N Save stores. These sweet summer treats make for a wonderful snack anytime, and are also great in pies, fruit salads, and of course to top your favorite ice cream!
Here are some helpful tips on picking and storing Bing Cherries:
How to pick Bing Cherries
Look for cherries that are plump and with a nice glossy shine to them. Generally speaking, the deeper the red, the higher the sugar content, so keep that in mind when you're picking them out. Cherries are also pretty delicate, so be sure that they are firm enough to hold up in your fridge.
Keep them refrigerated
Cherries will keep in your refrigerator for about a week, and due to their delicate nature, you won't want to leave them out at room temperature for too long. It's best to keep them refrigerated in a covered container or plastic bag.
To wash or not to wash
As Keoni  mentioned last week about washing blueberries , the same rule applies to washing cherries - you only want to wash cherries just before you're ready to eat them. Storing wet cherries will shorten the shelf life, so be sure to pat them dry with a paper towel if you're going to store any leftovers.
Hope you enjoy the sweet taste of summer with these delicious cherries and thank you for shopping with us at Foodland!