SEATTLE: Royal Ridge Fruits announces, via its Stoneridge Orchards brand, the introduction of its Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate, a new liquid twist on their popular dried Montmorency cherries.
The Montmorency tart cherry, grown largely in the U.S and Canada, are abundant in anthocyanin's - a natural, flavonoid compound that contributes to the ruby-red color and distinctive sour-sweet taste. The fruit has become the source of over 50 studies supporting health benefits such as:
•Natural ant-inflammatory agent: targeted for general pain relief, reducing muscle soreness after exercise and easing arthritic or gout pain
•Natural sleep aid: through the presence of melatonin, a human sleep regulating hormone also found in certain plants.
•Natural immune system regulator: through the presence of vitamin C.
Royal Ridge Fruits is the largest West Coast producer of Montmorency tart cherries, through its farming settlement along Central Washington's Columbia river basin - known for rich soils and a diverse climate. The product will be the first juice available among an extensive line of premium dried fruits, in whole, sliced and diced varieties.
"Responding to a growing body of research on tart cherries, and the popularity of our own tart cherry dried fruit snacks, adding the Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate was a natural step for us," says Mila Savella, Vice President of Marketing at Royal Ridge Fruits. "The Montmorency cherry has held a special place in our growing cycle for decades, and through our new concentrate we're hoping more can enjoy it year-round."
Each bottle of the Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate contains up to 1,000 individual cherries, providing a rich source of the fruit's natural nutrients. All ingredients in the drink are natural, non-GMO and gluten-free. The Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate will be available to consumers in select US markets through the company's retailer network. For the initial launch, Stoneridge Orchards will offer the product for $2.00 off.
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