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Due to the fact that Tasmania is an island, it is largely influenced by a temperate maritime climate. This ensures that the fruit has a long gentle growing period which allows the fruit to develop slowly and become full flavored.
Immediately after harvest cherries are hydro-cooled and packed on state-of-the-art specialist cherry grading equipment. Cherries are typically packed into 2kg and 5kg cartons designed to meet export market protocols.
Tasmania cherries are currently exported to over 20 countries across the world including into Asia, Middle East, and Europe.
Cherry growers and packers are typically accredited to a recognized food safety and quality assurance system.
How’s The Taste:
They have a firm skin but mushy flesh inside. They have mild sweet taste and juicy. Enjoyable for snacking pleasure. Usually, when the fruits come from an island, they should taste better.
The Tasmanian cherry season commences mid to late December and continues through to late February. The peak of production is from mid to late January. Tasmania has a strong export focus, enhanced by its relative pest and disease free.
Cherries are high in antioxidants, help reduce the risk of cancer, inflammatory problems, and heart disease. They are low in fat, calories, and have a high water content. Cherries are a great addition to the meal as they complement almost any sweet or savory dish.
The benefits of eating cherries are numerous.
Cherries are considered to be high in disease-fighting antioxidants, studies have shown that a diet high in cherries has helped to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and inflammatory problems such as arthritis. Cherries also contain melatonin, which helps slow the aging process and helps regulate sleep patterns.