National Cherry Month
The National Cherry Month is a time set out in February to celebrate the all vibrant, edible and dazzling sight cherries. With a long American history that can be traced back to 1610, Cherries have established itself to be one of the most valued fruit in America. It comes in various types as we have the Royal Ann cherry which is being referred to as sweet nothing; Montmorency cherry which is a sour predicament.
Primarily grown in Michigan, cherries could be traced to as far back as 1610 when settlers were said to have brought them into America. Sometimes in 1852, one Peter Dougherty was said to begin planting cherry trees somewhere in the area now known as Michigan. In 1893, Tart cherries were also being planted in Michigan alongside sweet cherries. The first American Maraschino cherries were produced using Liqueur in 1896 as against those that were initially imported from Yugoslavia. In 1920, America had recorded a massive number of Maraschino cherries that cherry importation was put to an end in the country. Today, the maraschino cherries are not just being produced and consumed by American locals alone, it has become one that is exported to other nations of the world. The National Cherry Month unravels regularly the history and the value of this precious and tasty fruit – cherry.
Activities That Take Place during National Cherry Month
Many activities are being lined up and carried out by some individuals in America to celebrate the National Cherry Day which includes:
Constant Drinking of Cherry Juice: Several studies have been conducted, keep revealing the health benefits of the cherry juice. One of these benefits is that the cherry juice is said to contain anti-inflammatory contents which help in reducing soreness especially before and after going in for an exercise. Cherry juice would help you exercise longer and stay much healthier.
Creating Awareness about The Benefits of Cherries: The National Cherry Month is also a time being set out every February of each year to create an awareness on the many benefits taking cherries does to the body. Some people make themselves into smaller groups to do this. Here, individuals are being told of how much eating cherries can help to reduce the risk of heart disease because of the reddening pigment it contains which is also an antioxidant that helps fight infections.
Why You Should Celebrate the National Cherry Month
It has been set out for every lover of cherry to come to express their love for it. So if you are a lover of cherries, then you should be a part of the National Cherry Month.
Every February of every year during the National Cherry Month, more exciting facts about cherries are revealed that you will definitely want to find out about.
The National Cherry Month comes up every February, and it has and will always be one to be remembered. Not only as the Maraschino cherries been a dazzling one to the good people of America, but it has also aided international venture and become a source of revenue to the country.