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Waiting for spring or summer to indulge in cherries? No need.

Like most frozen fruit, frozen dark sweet cherries hit the snacking trifecta: juicy, all the nutrients of fresh fruit, and irresistible straight out of the bag. No washing, no de-stemming, no pitting.

As the cherries defrost, they release some of their juices. That makes them perfect for lending a hint of sweetness to plain yogurt or adding a bit of pizzazz to cold cereal, oatmeal, or cottage cheese.

One more plus: When out-of-season fresh cherries are $7 a pound, a frozen bag is a steal.

Frozen fruit is fast fruit. So while you’re at it, also consider:

  • Frozen mango chunks. Say hello to vitamin C, folate, and potassium…and kiss goodbye the peeling and chopping. For a tropical icy treat, snack on mango chunks before they’re fully defrosted.
  • Frozen berries. Smoothie heaven. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries—you name it. Or try (smaller) wild blueberries. With less pulp and more skin, they stay firmer as they thaw.

Bonus: Frozen fruit makes it easy to sidestep food waste. No worries that your fresh berries or cherries are going bad somewhere in the recesses of your fridge.

How’s that for fuss-free fruit?