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All natural and healthy — no added sweeteners and no preservatives
- Tart freeze dried cherries — may contain pits.
- An excellent source of vitamin A.
- No infused sugar and no sulfites!
- Certified Kosher by Blue Ribbon Kosher. See the North Bay Kosher List.
Common uses: Like our other freeze-dried fruits, freeze dried cherry is often used in smoothies, cereals, desserts, and trail mixes.
Packaging: Bagged selections are in high quality resealable foil pouches with moisture absorbent pack to help ensure freshness after initial opening. Bulk box orders use sealed plastic bag inside sturdy cardboard box.
A popular gift item: Use our multiple-address and gift-messaging features to send dried cherries and other freeze fruits to friends and family.
Great to work withReview by LynnI made a cherry pie filling by reconstituting my freeze dried cherries. It was so easy to work with. The pie filling was so much better tasting than the canned version. I made a Cherry Oatmeal Crisp with the filling and it turned out great. I cannot believe how good it tasted. I will never go back to canned pie filling again.
O. M. G. Cherries!!!Review by MauryammTart, whole, pitted, amazingly wonderful cherries. Just perfect. Not sliced like others I’ve tried, so they retain their crunch.
They're okayReview by MayaThese were a lot more sour than I was expecting. Not my favorite...
Love At First BiteReview by PeggyNot only mouthwatering, but bounding in nutritional benefits. They have a substantial, chewy texture which gets your digestive juices flowing. Heaven Sent!. xo
2 Recipes that work wonderfully with freeze dried fruitReview by JudyJSuper-Thick and Fruity Whipped Cream
From Serious Eats, Stella Parks , 2016
With a handful of freeze-dried fruit, you can make a whipped cream that's as intensely fruity as it is colorful. Whether you choose blueberries, raspberries, or cherries, it's a quick and easy alternative to ice cream for topping your favorite summer pie. Because the dehydrated fruit helps bind the cream, it's also super stable, making it an ideal frosting for layer cakes and cupcakes. You can even refrigerate it for up to a week without having to re-whip!
Special equipment: Food processor
The exact volume of freeze-dried fruit can vary considerably by type and brand, so experimenting with fruits beyond those listed below is best done with a scale.
Makes 2 cups
1/2 ounce freeze-dried blueberries, raspberries, or other fruit (1/2 cup; 15g)
1 3/4 ounces sugar (1/4 cup; 50g)
16 ounces heavy whipping cream (2 cups; 455g)
In the bowl of a food processor, grind freeze-dried fruit and sugar until powdery and fine, about 1 minute. Add cream and stir with a fork to be sure no dry pockets of sugar/fruit are stuck in the corners, then pulse until thick and creamy like Greek yogurt, less than 2 minutes. The time will vary with the horsepower of your machine, so watch it like a hawk to avoid making fruity butter by mistake. Once mixture is thick and creamy, enjoy immediately or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate up to 1 week. Total time: 5 minutes
5-Minute Microwave Berry Cobbler
From Domestic Fits, 2012
*The ratios used are for a large mason jar mug. Recipe will also make 2 servings in smaller mugs. Make sure to only fill the mug no more than 2/3 full or it will bubble over during cooking.
3/4 cup strawberries (can use frozen; lengthen cooking time somewhat), or reconstitute freeze dried fruit
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons milk
Chop berries and add to a mug. Add powdered sugar, stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, add the flour, white sugar, baking powder and mix to combine.
Add the butter and rub in with your fingers until combined.
Add the milk and stir. Add the dough to the top of the berries (sprinkle with additional sugar, if desired).
Microwave on high for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Allow to cool.
Beneficial indulgenceReview by VivianInstead of junk food, I have switched to pigging out on fruit! Freeze dried fruit is the solution to have lots of snack options without worrying about spoilage. Love these right out of the bag!
Absolutely First ClassReview by JudyJI have purchased almost all the varieties of NBT freeze-dried fruit and have found them to be absolutely first class in every respect. You can read the reviews proclaiming their "snack" power; don't ignore their reconstituted deliciousness either. For example, I keep angel food cake in the freezer. When I need a dessert on short notice, I slice off however many portions I need, frozen, and plate them. The cake thaws while I make a fruit compote by reconstituting some dried fruit (a single variety or a combo--strawberry/raspberry, peach/mango, apple/cranberry, or my favorite: cherry/cherry/cherry--with a small amount of hot water, a dash of sugar, vanilla and cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger, a gentle squish with the potato masher, a pffft of real whipped cream in a can...and smiles all around.
I'd like to share my latest method for enjoying the taste of fresh fruit every day (from The Kitchn website):
Make a Week of Steel-Cut Oats in 5 Minutes
from The Kitchn, by Maxwell Ryan and Sara Kate Gillingham
1 2/3 cups steel-cut oats
4 cups water
Large pinch salt
Milk or soy milk
Cinnamon or other spices
Raisins or other *DRIED FRUIT*
Walnuts or other *NUTS*
5 pint-sized Mason jars with lids (I used wide-mouth jars)
Collect your jars and other equipment. I like pint-sized jars for this as they allow a little more room for adding nuts, raisins, and milk later. But you can also use half-pint jars.
Bring the oats, water and salt to a boil. Simmer for about 3 minutes then turn off the heat.
Ladle the oats and water into the jars. Cover the jars tightly with their caps and rings (or buy the more convenient plastic screw-on lids). Leave on the counter over-night. (This is how I make my oatmeal and I have had absolutely no problems with it, health-wise, but if for some reason you are not comfortable leaving hot oatmeal out overnight, you can also refrigerate the jars. The oatmeal won't be quite as well cooked in the morning; it will be a thinner, less creamy oatmeal. But it will still be fine.)
The next morning, put all but one of the jars in the refrigerator. Take the cap off one jar and stir up the oatmeal inside. Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, or until quite hot. Add any milk, raisins, or other mix-ins. Enjoy!
• You can also add your raisins, cinnamon, or other mix-ins to the rest of the jars before putting them away in the refrigerator. Then all you have to do is grab one and go on your way out the door--you, warming tasty, nutritious grain and the taste of fresh fruit all metaphorically flipping the bird at Old Man Winter.
Bon appetite (and long live NBT!).
outstandingReview by ralph124c4uThese freeze dried cherries are the best way to prevent any form of gout. Just eat a handful of these every day (yum) and you will never suffer the pain. I love them out of hand or mixed into vanilla yogurt.
Highly addictiveReview by Healthy SnackerMost delicious snack, helps with my sleep and great b/c I don't have a fridge for fresh cherries. Not that these, even in bulk, last that long on my shelf because I eat them all.
The BestReview by ViIt is hard to find tart cherries that aren't drowning in syrup YUK>
I really enjoy the tart cherries. I snack on them, drop them in my hot cereals and with your peaches make a killer cobbler!
Terrific mixed with vanilla yogurt for breakfastReview by Yogurt BoyI've been eating vanilla yogurt for breakfast for more than 50 years...these cherries are the best thing I've ever found to mix with the yogurt: the combination of the tart/sweet cherries and the sweet/tangy yogurt is wonderful!
Tart but good!Review by KarenThese cherries are a little tart, but cherries usually are tart. I re-hydrated them and made a cherry pie. My church family loved the pie and asked where I got the filling. That was a great test to pass! Thanks for making available great foods to snack on!
Love them!Review by camaTart, crunchy, rich cherry flavor - my favorite! I eat them right out of the package, and they are really good mixed with raw almonds!
Simply AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!Review by wunderfool1If you like cherry pie, then you will just LOVE LOVE LOVE these freeze dried cherries! I ahev eaten lots and lots of freeze dried fruits, and these are by far the best. They are so full of flavor, and taste so fresh. The "crunchiness " is very enjoyable as it sends the message to my brain that I am snacking, but I would eat these over potato chips or preztels any day!!!!! I enjoy tart tastes and for those who also do you simply cannot go wrong with these. They are so good I am half tempted to order the 30 pound bag all for myself, and order my family their own bag.
Yes, They're Tart, But They Work!Review by JJ2007I bought a small portion of these tart cherries last summer when I was just beginning to learn about freeze-dried foods, and their excellent shelf-stable properties. Although these cherries are truly tart, their medicinal value far outweighs any complaint that I might offer--A daily serving of Tart Cherries is absolutely the best natural remedy for all arthritis/gout troubles! These will remain a staple in my diet from here on out.
Good but could be betterReview by chemist momThese arrived as pictured, and are ok. They left a strange aftertaste in my mouth, which I have not had from other cherries I have ordered in the past from other companies. I have not tried re-hydrating them or cooking with them yet, to see if they taste better after cooking. I ordered 30 pounds, and it filled 3 of the 6-gallon buckets with the recloseable mylar liners in them.
Great Product!Review by TerrWonderful snack food to eat plain, or add to any cereal, hot or cold. Just the right amount of tartness to offset the sweet flavor. For my next bag, I'll add some to muffins.
Oatmeal DelightReview by Oatmeal DudeI add the cherries to my oatmeal every morning, much better than raisins. Best quality i have found. Thanks
Easy to Prepare
Note that each tart cherry is freeze dried whole — Remove any remaining pits before serving.
- Use dry as a healthy snack, as an addition to trail mixes, and as a crunchy topping for cereals and desserts.
- For most other applications, hydrate by soaking for 5 minutes in a generous amount of cold or hot water (hot water works slightly better). Then drain.
Yield — 1 oz equals about 1 cup dry with very low moisture content.
Rehydration Ratio — 1 lb of freeze dried whole cherries, once rehydrated, equals approximately 8 lbs of fresh prepared tart cherries.
Storage — Best if used within 24 months of purchase. Store tightly sealed while minimizing exposure to high humidity and heat.
Serv.Size 1 oz (30g)
About 1 cups
Fat Cal. 2
*Percent Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet.
|Total Fat 0g||0%||Total Carb. 25g||8%|
|Sat. Fat 0g||0%||Fiber 3g||11%|
|Trans. Fat 0g||Sugars 20g|
|Cholest. 0mg||0%||Protein 3g|
|Vitamin A 27% • Vitamin C 10% • Calcium 3% • Iron 7%|
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