"Inside A Tart Cherry Revival: 'Somebody Needs To Do This!'"

"Some fruits, like apples, you can find anywhere. But others have gotten a little bit lost in today's global food business."

"Take tart cherries, also known as sour cherries. Unlike sweet cherries, America's tart cherries are too fragile to ship very far, so most people never get to taste a fresh one.

They're typically frozen, then baked into that iconic American dessert, the cherry pie — and cherry pies aren't as popular as they used to be.

Yet the humble sour cherry is experiencing an unlikely renaissance — and the best may be yet to come.

The revival is partly based on the fruit's growing reputation as a nutrient-packed."

Dan Charles reports for NPR's The Salt blog May 23, 2013.

Source: NPR, 05/27/2013