Food - Drink
The Real Difference Between Sweet Cherries And Tart Cherries
By MEGGAN ROBINSON
Cherries are the season's first sign of summer. There are over a hundred different ‌cherries, each with its own distinct features, so selecting the perfect ‌cherry for your needs can be a little daunting, but don't worry because we can explain the difference between sweet cherries and tart cherries.
Bing cherries are undoubtedly the most notable sweet cherry variety, although other dark red varieties like Chelan and Cowiche, along with red variations like Lambert, and the treasured Rainier yellow cherry are all well-liked. Because of their high sugar content—roughly 13 grams per 100 grams of fruit—sweet cherries are best consumed raw or in fruit salads.
Tart or sour cherries have a higher acid-to-sugar ratio than sweet cherries. The most popular cherry is the Montmorency, which is smaller than their sweet relatives and turns bright red when mature, with most of these cherries being processed and kept as frozen, dried, or juiced cherries rather than eaten fresh because of their tartness.