Jogobella's fruits

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Sweet cherry
The sweet cherry contains more iodine than fish. 100g of the fruit provides us with 330 mg more iodine than a portion of cod and many other salt water fish!

Sweet cherry is a fruit that simply cannot be overestimated. First of all, it works brilliantly as a piece of jewellery - do you remember those cherry earrings made in summer? Ripe, deeply red fruits were dangling cutely from children's ears! And then: snap! and all that was left were the small pits. In addition to their decorative value and delicious taste, sweet cherries are also great for your health - they are very rich in vitamins, especially B5.

The sweet cherry takes its name from the ancient region of Cerasus, which today is the Turkish city of Giresun. The first plants were brought to Rome by Lucullus, a Roman general who lived at the turn of 2nd and 1st Century B.C. There are sweet cherries, such as those cultivated in orchards, and wild cherries. The name is used to refer to both the fruit and the trees of the Prunus species, which include all cultivated, wild and decorative cherries. The many varieties have different shapes and sizes. The thickest classified sweet cherry tree in the world can be found in the county of North Yorkshire, UK. Its trunk is nearly 6 metres wide. The tallest cherry tree grows in France and is over 35 metres. Germany has the oldest specimen, which is 182 years old (+/- 20 years). Remember that the sweet cherry season is quite short, so hurry up!