Cherry Growers go High-Tech to Spread the Healthy Word on Cherries

More evidence shows the health benefits of cherries — and the Cherry Capital of the World couldn't be happier. On Thursday, a group of growers met in Leelanau County to get a crash course on social media to help them get the word out. The cherry industry hopes showcasing the health benefits will help garner interest in the fruit. “We think it's really good for the industry because it gives us the opportunity to continue to work on the bakery-ingredient side but also move in a totally new market area,” says Phil Korson, President of the Cherry Marketing Institute. The latest study puts tart cherries on the top of a list of fruits that lowers inflammation in the body, making it great for the heart. 9&10's Ryan Raiche and Photojournalist Jeremy Erickson have more on the healthy news.

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