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Cherries
Cherries are a member of the rose family, along with peaches, plums, apricots, and almonds.

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Slivered Almonds
Slivered almonds are almonds that have been sliced very thinly into little sticks. They differ from sliced almonds, which are almonds sliced across their diameter giving you much bigger pieces. If you can't keep the shape distinction clear in your head, think of getting a sliver in your finger and what that is shaped like.

To make sliced or slivered almonds, commercial producers have special machines that will process about 4,000 pounds of almonds an hour. The machine heats the almonds to about 160 F (71 C) to make them pliable, so that they won't shatter when being cut. Slivered and sliced almonds cost more relative to whole almonds, as you have to pay because of the extra work that was done for you.

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