The expression ‘the cherry on the cake’ usually means something extra special, a bonus. Cherries (sour) are rapidly gaining in popularity. The share of cherries in the total production of fruit juice is also increasing. The dried cherry is also gaining in status, as a snacking fruit or processed in items such as bars and chocolates.
So the cherry has a good image, and rightly so, according to scientific research. Cherries are more than just tasty and responsible – they are also thought to halt fat accumulation in our body, help prevent diabetes, and promote heart function, according to scientists at the University of Michigan.