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Kitchen Dictionary: maraschino cherry

Pronounced: mar-uh-SKEE-noh; mar-uh-SHEE-noh

A specially treated cherry, any variety, although the Royal Ann cherry is most common. The cherries are pitted then macerated in a flavored sugar syrup (almond flavor for red cherries and mint for green cherries). At one time they were traditionally flavored with maraschino liqueur. The cherries are then dyed red or green.

plural: maraschino cherries


Season: available year-round

How to prepare: Use as a garnish for desserts and cocktails, as well as in baked goods and fruit salads.

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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cherry (NLEA serving)
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 8
Calories from Fat 0 (1%)
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2.1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 0%
Sugars 0.2g
Protein 0.0g 0%

How is this calculated?