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Overview

Compatibility & Temperature

Grade Tolerances

Nutrition Information

Cherries

Quality Characteristics

Premium sweet cherries have a bright, shiny appearance with fruit color ranging from dark red, red, or yellow with a red blush. The appearance of the stem, green and free from brown discoloration, is also critical for marketing. Flavor is enhanced by high soluble solids and titratable acid content with a firm, juicy fruit texture. Avoid fruit that is leaky, sticky, and shows signs of decay.

Century Farms Cherries
Century Farms Cherries

 

Compatibility

Group 1

Produces ethylene and not sensitive to chilling injury.

 

Temperature

Sour

0 °C (32 °F)

90 to 95 percent relative humidity Sweet

-1 to 0 °C (30 to 32 °F)

90 to 95 percent relative humidity

 

Sources: The Produce Blue Book

Summary of Published

Grade Standard Tolerances

For U.S. No. 1:

Cherries have similar varietal characteristics; are mature, fairly well-colored, well- formed, and clean; and are free from decay, insect larvae or holes caused by them, a soft, overripe, or shriveled appearance, undeveloped doubles, sunscald, and damage by any other cause.

Tolerances for defects at the shipping point stand at 8 percent for cherries which fail to meet the requirements for this grade, provided that included in this amount not more than 4 percent shall be allowed for defects causing serious damage, including in this latter amount not more than one-half of 1 per- cent for cherries which are affected by decay.

Tolerances for defects en route or at destination stand at 12 percent for cherries in any lot which fail to meet the requirements for this grade, provided that included in this amount not more than the following percentages shall be allowed for defects listed: 8 percent for cherries which fail to meet the requirements for this grade because of perma- nent defects; or 6 percent for cherries which are seriously damaged, including therein not more than 4 percent for cherries which are seriously damaged by permanent defects and not more than 2 percent for cherries which are affected by decay.

Century Farms Cherries

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, with pits, yields

 

Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat 2Calories 74

 

% Daily Values*

Total Fat 0.23g  0%

   Saturated Fat 0.044g 0%

   Polyunsaturated Fat 0.061g

   Monounsaturated Fat 0.055g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 0mg 0%

Potassium 260mg

Total Carbohydrate 18.73g 6%

   Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%

   Sugars 15g

Protein 1.24g

 

Vitamin A 1%  Vitamin C 12%

Calcium 1%  Iron 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18

 

Century Farms Cherries

Century Farms International, Inc.

10957 NW 123rd Street Medley, FL 33178

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