Frequently Asked Questions




Frequently Asked Questions About Dried Cherries and Other Dried Fruits


Are dried cherries good for you?

Are dried cherries good for you? The answer is a resounding, yes! They are full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. When consumed in the right amounts, they can provide you with beta-carotene and calcium that your body needs to function. Cherries are a great snack for children or adults who need extra nutrients and fiber. Cherries can improve how the digestive system works and may even help to eliminate the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.


Do dried cherries have an excessive amount of sugar?

Dried cherries have the same amount of sugar as fresh cherries. The only difference is that the sugar is concentrated. If the cherries are originally “tart,” sugar or sweeteners are normally added in order to make them palatable. Sunrise Fresh cherries, however, are unsweetened and contain no additional sugar or preservatives of any kind.


Can I include dried cherries in my diet?

Dried cherries can easily be included in your diet. You can eat them as a snack right out of the bag. They can be included in almost any type of recipe for an added touch of texture and flavor. They can be put in baked goods, candies, milkshakes, and used as toppings for ice cream, salads, or any other type of dish. If you love cherries, you can use dried cherries in place of fresh ones. Be creative and you will find many different ways to use dried cherries.


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Do dried cherries have to be “in season”?

One of the best things about dried cherries is that you can buy them all year long. Because they are dried and contain little to no moisture, they are protected against spoilage. They have an extended shelf life that allows them to be used for a longer duration. This means you can buy dried cherries months after the harvesting season is over and they still taste just as good! At Sunrise Fresh, dried cherries are always in season!


How long does dried fruit last?

If stored correctly, dried fruits can last for up to 2 years. We recommend storing them in the refrigerator after opening.


Does dried fruit go bad?

Yes! Dried fruit can go bad if they are not stored properly. This means

Dried cherries displayed on a board with fresh fruit, snacks, and more

checking to ensure they have an airtight seal before you put them away and storing them in a refrigerator. 


What can you do with dried fruit?

Dried fruit is extremely versatile. You can eat it straight out of the bag or include it in almost any type of recipe. Salads, pastries, cookies, candies, and many other kinds of foods. The high nutrient value and firm texture make dried fruits the perfect addition to whatever you happen to be preparing.


Is dried fruit considered a processed food?

Sunrise Fresh dried fruit is not considered to be a processed food. Processing normally involves heating or cooking. Processing may also include adding additives and preservatives to allow for a longer shelf life. While there are dried fruits on the market with additives, including sugar, sweeteners, and sulfites, Sunrise Fresh adds nothing to its fruits.


Can you freeze dried fruits?

Dried fruits can be frozen for up to a year if they are in a properly sealed container.


Where can I buy dried fruit in bulk?

The best place to buy dried fruit in bulk is at Sunrise Fresh! All of our fruits are 100% unsweetened, with no additives and no preservatives. They are dried at the height of freshness and sold wholesale, bulk, or in smaller-sized consumer-ready packages. You can order wholesale lots or bulk products from Sunrise Fresh directly or you can find smaller and individual packages on our Amazon store or


What can I do with dried apples?

Dried apples have several uses. They make great snacks and are a great addition to trail mix or granola. Dried apples can be used in cakes, cookies, pastries, and any other type of food. They also make tasty toppings for desserts.


Are dried blueberries good for you?

Dried blueberries are full of antioxidants and nutrients that you can rely on to keep you healthy. Blueberries are known to be good for your eyes and provide you with many of the vitamins and minerals you need to boost your immune system.


Can dogs eat dried fruit?

Eating one or two pieces may not hurt your dog, but allowing them to eat more than that may result in diarrhea or other ill effects. 


Where is the best place to buy dried fruit?

If you are a consumer, looking for smaller or individual bags, all Sunrise Fresh dried fruits are available at Amazon and If you are looking for larger quantities or to re-sell our branded bags, please visit our web store. If you need larger quantities (more than 200lbs, please contact our Sales Department for specific quotes. 


Who has the best dried cherries?

If you are looking for super-premium dried cherries and other fruits, Sunrise Fresh offers the best unsweetened, dried cherries and fruits available. They contain the highest level of nutrients possible and offer a wide array of textures. Full of both flavor and color, our unsweetened dried fruits are “Just fruit... and nothing else!”


Are Dried Fruits Good for Gut Health?

You Bet!  And they have been for centuries…

Since the start of the pandemic, there has been an increasing focus on the body’s immune system and better health practices in general.

One of the biggest topics – on social and conventional media has been a focus on digestive practices – or Gut Health for short.


Are Sunrise Fresh Fruits 'Upcycled'?

Yes, they are – and we’re proud of the fact.  Last year, we Upcycled over 10 million pounds of cherries, alone!  Not only do we upcycle tons of fruits that would otherwise fill up landfills, but we work to find new ways to use our products to cut down on waste. Visit our Sustainability page to learn more about upcycling and why it is an important pillar of our business!