In Australia Cherries are linked with Christmas celebration, but I think, because the color of this fruit is very Christmassy, like Poinsettia plant. The very Red color of Cherry gives the boost of any Christmas feast. Here are some lines from famous song;

“Joseph and Mary

Walked through

An orchard green

There were cherries

And berries

As thick

As might be seen

Mary said to Joseph

So meek and so mild


Gather me some cherries

For I am with child

Then Joseph flew in anger

In anger flew he

Let the father of the baby

Gather cherries for thee

Then up spoke baby Jesus

From in Mary’s womb

Bend down

The tallest branches

That my mother

Might have some………………………………………..”

These lines indicate that Cherries are the part of Christmas Celebration.

Cherries are available during winter season but the best cherries are available from mid-December until the end of January. The dark Ruby Red color of Cherries is symbol of a fun and festive spirit of Christmas. This fruit balances sweetness and acidity and have lots of nutritious values.

Cherries, part of the stone fruit family that includes apricots, peaches and plums, are one of the few known food sources of melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that helps to regulate the body’s circadian rhythms and our sleep patterns. Eating cherries may help you sleep better, lose weight and help prevent some diseases, like High Blood Pressure, muscles soreness, and help to combat Cancer. Cherries are high in pectin—a soluble fiber that helps to prevent heart disease by lowering “bad” cholesterol. It has beta-carotene or Vitamin A, which helps maintain eyesight and healthy skin.

“So keep a bowl full of sweet cherries on Christmas Eve and enjoy the feast with Family & friends”.



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