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The Top 5 Cherry Producing Countries

  Country Production 2007 Production 2004
1 Turkey 398,141 m/t 245,000 m/t
2 United States of America 281,862 m/t 256,824 m/t
3 Iran 225,000 m/t 174,576 m/t
4 Italy 106,189 m/t 95,169 m/t
5 Russia 100,000 m/t 100,000 m/t
Sources:  FAOSTAT data, 2007 (last accessed by Top 5 of Anything: March 2010).

List Notes: Production is in metric tonnes (m/t) for the year 2007 (latest year available). Data for Russia is unofficial.
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  1. Cherry pits actually contain amygdalin which is a compound of Cyanide. Apple seeds, peach and apricot pits also contain this compound, the latter in potentially harmful amounts.

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