Fun Facts About Cherries:
#1. Cherries belong to the rose family.
#2. Once upon a time, serving ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas was prohibited.
#3. To really bring out the flavor of cherry, use ¼ teaspoon of pure almond extract.
#4. A chemical reaction between cherries and alkalies such as baking powder causes a blue discoloration in a baked product. This can be prevented by using sour cream instead of milk in the recipe or by adding an acidic liquid.
#5. Michigan has around 35,000 acres of tart cherry trees. This place grows almost 75% of the tart cherries which are produced in the United States. The Traverse City is therefore called the Cherry Capital of the World.