Our organic Fairtrade cornel cherries are:
• from Austria
• 100% natural
• contain high levels of vital substances
• without preserving agents
• without any sweetener
• without colouring agents or other natural additives
• Raw food
100 g of fresh cornel cherries contain between 70 and 125 mg vitamin C – a powerful source of vitamin C!
In former times, people used the cornel cherry as a remedy for various ailments such as kidney stones, red dysentery and vomiting blood. The scholar Hildegard von Bingen recommended their consumption for stomach problems and coeliac disease, and credited them with having gastric and intestinal purification properties. .
The cornel cherry, also known as Dirndl, Herlitze or Dürlitze, is not actually a cherry, but belongs to the cornel group of plants. However, they are called cherries due to their similarity with cherries. Cornel cherries grow on shrubs and small trees. The shrubs can live as long as 100 years. They have been cultivated for centuries in the warmer European countries, in very small quantities.
Our organic cornel cherries are very fruity and sour in taste. The shape is elongate, oval to olive-shaped. The fruits‘ colour varies from yellowish-orange, light red to dark red.
Origin and Production:
We source our organic cornel cherries exclusively from Austria. By selling this rare variety, we support the preservation of diversity of ancient fruit varieties, as well as assisting Austrian agriculture and environmental protection. It is very important to us to contribute towards our natural surroundings and to sustain nature.
After harvesting, the cherries are washed, pitted and then gently dried using solar energy. The drying process is very eco-friendly, using a solar drying method that has a minimal impact on the product.
The cherries are pressure treated and controlled in Austria. During the pressure process, the combination of pressure and time ensures that the product is completely free of pests.
Organic ingredients: Cornel cherries dried
 Wikipedia cornel cherries
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