New research continues to link tart cherries, one of today's hottest "Super Fruits," to lowering risk factors for heart disease. In addition to lowering cholesterol and reducing inflammation, the study being presented by University of Michigan researchers at next week's American Dietetic Association annual meeting, found that a cherry-enriched diet lowered body weight and fat – major risk factors for heart disease.
And most of the United States' tart cherries come from Traverse City, MI. Hopefully more research will make cherries more valuable and farmers better able to stay viable.
See: Cherry Marketing Institute