The Cherry Pit has many uses!
The cherry pit also at times known as a cherry stone comes from, you guessed it, cherries. There are many varieties and the size and even the shape may vary. The cherry is a fruit in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a shell (the pit or stone)with a seed inside.
Some flowering plants that produce pits are coffee, jujube, mango, olive, most palms (including date, coconut and oil palms), pistachio and all members of the genus Prunus, including the almond, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, and plum.
Man has used the pit of the cherry for many years and for different uses. For many years the pit has been used by Europeans for making a heating pad which has many uses.
is a microwavable heating pad and cold pack. Easy to use, is safe and effect in relieving aches and pains.
North American Indians eat the
cherry seed after properly preparing and cooking it.
Also Cherry Seed oil (Prunus avium L.) contains significant amounts of oleic and linoleic acid. It is used in a variety of cosmetic applications.
the cherry pit is used in a yearly sporting competition
Dried pits are also used in wood burning stoves as a source of fuel.
another very unique use for the pits.