Re: [gardeners] New Taste of Cherries

Margaret Lauterbach (
Wed, 08 Aug 2001 10:24:52 -0600

You could make your own with almond extract, IIRC, and skip the bleach/dye 
process.  Margaret L

At 08:04 AM 8/8/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Queen Ann (aka Royal Anne, aka Napoleon) is grown here in Oregon
>commercially to make maraschino cherries because they are easier to bleach.
>Why bleach?  So they will take the artificial red color better.  Oh yes, the
>red dye they use is a proven cancer causer - the industry says it HAS to use
>it as nothing else gives the right color.  And workers at the plants report
>that they often go through two pairs of rubber gloves a day because of the
>strength of the bleaching and brining agents used.
>Still want a maraschino cherry on your sundae?