Sweet cherries originated in Asia Minor, a fertile region between the Black and Caspian Seas. What is most surprising is that they were brought to Europe by birds. Originally cultivated by the Greeks, the cherry’s production increased and expanded under the Romans. The cherry fruit works as both- food and medicine.
The benefits of cherries are plenty. For example, sweet cherries can prevent cancer, reduce the risk of heart disease, and treat osteoarthritis and gout. In addition, sweet cherries improve