Which of these is not a type of grape?
Bing is a cultivar of the wild or sweet cherry that originated in the Pacific Northwest, in Milwaukie, Oregon, United States. The Bing remains a major cultivar in Oregon, Washington, California, Wisconsin and British Columbia. It is the most produced variety of sweet cherry in the United States.
Bing cherries are used almost exclusively for fresh market. Bings are large, dark and firm cherries that ship well, but will crack open if exposed to rain near harvest.
A dry-summer climate is required for the harvest of the Bing cherry, making them especially well adapted to the climates of the Pacific Northwest and California.
Bing cherries are high in anti-oxidants. A study by the United States Department of Agriculture suggests that fresh Bing cherries may help sufferers of arthritis and gout.
However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claims that this information is unproven. The FDA has lost much credibility over the years as their influence from the pharmaceutical industry and funding create contradictory information to confuse the consumer's right to proper information.