The finding that sour cherries
(Prunus cerasus L) (also called tart cherries) contain high levels of anthocyanins that possess strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties has attracted much attention to this species.
The most exported Macedonian products to Russia are retail medications, ferrosilicon, cabbage potato, tomato and other fresh or frozen vegetables, apricots, cherries, sour cherries
, peaches, plums and apples, metalwork parts, products of stone and other minerals, etc.
Cherry juices are clearly increasing in popularity and increasingly carrying a 'superfruits' branding in the wake of a growing body of research linking sour cherries
to a whole range of health benefits," said Lu Ann Williams, research manager for Innova Market Insights.
Chocolate Crunch and Chestnut Torte with Sour Cherries
Ingredients (serves 12) 225g dark chocolate (75% cocoa solids) broken into pieces 110g tinned chestnuts, roughly chopped 50g dried sour cherries
50g raisins 3 tablespoons rum 50g butter 150 ml double cream, lightly whipped 225g sweet oat biscuits, roughly chopped You will need a loose-based cake tin 20 cm diameter and 4 cm deep, lightly greased with a flavourless oil Method 1.
INGREDIENTS: 250g self-raising flour, 1 tsp bicarb of soda, 140g dried sour cherries
, 100g bar white chocolate, cut into chunks, 100g bar dark chocolate, 100g golden caster sugar, 2 eggs , beaten, 150ml pot natural yogurt, 100g butter, melted METHOD: Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with some paper cases.
With yearly output of 10,000 tons of raspberries, cherries, blackberries, plums, apricots, sour cherries
and vegetables, the company regards itself as a leading Serbian exporter of frozen fruits, claiming five to ten per cent of the country's sales of such produce to foreign markets, depending on the type of fruit.
Both sweet and sour cherries
are excellent in pies, preserves, compotes or a sauce to accompany roast duckling.
It cannot make soft, easy-drinking styles, but wines with acidity, grip, and the bite of sour cherries
The company is launching a premium range of four 75g bags of fruits--blueberries, cranberries, fruit mix and sour cherries
But even tobacco and flowers are minor league stuff when compared to some modern "witch's brews," such as the Cambridge (MA) Brewing Company's insanely complex Benevolence, a 12 percent alcohol ale that incorporates, among other things, honey, sour cherries
, three different yeasts and a Jack Daniels barrel.
You can find dried sour cherries
in specialty stores or natural foods stores.
Also one-year duty free quotas will be opened for 2,000 tonnes of sour cherries
and 2,000 tonnes of sweet cherries.