Some time ago, the benefits of tart cherries were brought to my attention. I'd never even heard of tart cherries, but if they really held health benefits I was prepared to give them a try.
Since I couldn't find fresh tart cherries at the time, I decided to settle for tart cherry juice. The first sip was horribly disappointing. I had expected something nice, but this juice tasted terrible, worse than medicine.
Despite the taste I forced myself to continue drinking it, reminding myself that it was good for me, but eventually I gave up. Or shall I say, my taste buds couldn't take it anymore.
With summer around the corner, I did some research where I can find fresh tart cherries and guess what ... it turns out that I've been eating tart cherries all my life, I just didn't know it.
English not being my first language, the name tart "cherries" misled me. As it turns out, tart cherries aren't cherries at all, they are something else.
Let me explain ...
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