Wild Cherry Bark Powder

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Wild cherry bark comes from a species of Prunus found throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada that is also called Virginian Prune and Wild Black Cherry.

While the fruit has long been used a flavoring agent for confections, liquors and soft drinks, wild cherry bark has traditionally been used to smoke meat and fish and also to make teas and syrups. Note that while powdered wild cherry bark is also used in tea blends and syrups, it is rarely encapsulated like other powdered herbs.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound4
originunited states
active compoundsBenzaldehyde, Prunasin, Eudesmic acid, Tannins, Coumarins
plant part usedbark

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a cool, dry location in a sealed container.
appearance & aromaReddish-orange powder with a mild, almond-like aroma.


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culinaryUse wild cherry bark powder in teas and to flavor other beverages.
aromaticThe powder may be used in incense blends.
industrialWild cherry is used in the fragrance, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
safetyLarge doses are associated with toxicity. Keep out of reach of children.

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flavor profile

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Tart and slightly sweet. Flavor of wild cherry tea or syrup is intensified with hibiscus flowers or rose hips.

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

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Wild cherry, also known as wild black cherry and eastern black cherry, refers to the fruit of the largest species of cherry tree native to the eastern US. Because it is distributed throughout the Appalachian Mountains, it is also called mountain black cherry.

While the wood is valued for producing furniture and veneer and the fruit for making jams, jellies and wine, the bark of the tree is used to produce cough syrup and tonics. The bark is also used to make a traditional beverage specific to the southern Appalachians called cherry bounce. Because the tonic is typically fortified with brandy or rum, the bark is known in the region as rum cherry bark.

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