Cherries for many centuries have been one of the most popular fruits that humans have consumed. That interesting history that goes back to ancient Greece, Rome, and China, cultures that have made them a long-term staple in desserts and as a snack food. They were brought to North America in the 1600s by the English colonists, and are now grown in the United States in the Northwest and in Michigan. In this article we will explore how they fare as a healthy food alternatives.