1.Cherries are one of the very low calorie fruits;
however, are rich source of nutrients, vitamins,
and minerals. Both sweet as well as tart cherries
are packed with numerous health benefiting
compounds that are essential for wellness.
2.Cherries are pigment rich fruits. These pigments,
in fact, are polyphenolic flavonoid compounds
known as anthocyanin glycosides. Anthocyanins
are red, purple or blue pigments found in many
fruits and vegetables, especially concentrated in
their skin, known to have powerful anti-oxidant
3.Scientific studies have shown that anthocyanins
in the cherries are found to act like anti-
inflammatory agents by blocking the actions of
cyclooxygenase-1, and 2 enzymes. Thus,
consumption of cherries has potential health
effects against chronic painful episodes such as
gout arthritis, fibromyalgia (painful muscle
condition) and sports injuries.
4.Research studies also suggest that anti-oxidant
compounds in tart cherries help the human body
to fight against cancers, aging and neurological
diseases, and pre-diabetes condition.
Cherry fruits are very rich in stable anti-oxidant
melatonin . Melatonin can cross the blood-brain
barrier easily and produces soothing effects on
the brain neurons, calming down nervous system
irritability, which helps relieve neurosis, insomnia
and headache conditions.
Further, they are also mild source of zinc,
moderate sources of iron, potassium, and
manganese and good source of copper.
Potassium is a heart-healthy mineral; an
important component of cell and body fluids that
regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
5.The fruits, especially tart cherries are
exceptionally rich in health promoting flavonoid
poly phenolic anti-oxidants such as lutein, zea-
xanthin and beta carotene . These compounds
act as protective scavengers against harmful free
radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that
play a role in aging, cancers and various disease
6.Anti-inflammatory property of cherries has been
found effective in reducing heart-disease risk
factors by scavenging action against free
7.Acerola or West Indian cherry has exceptionally
very high levels of vitamin-C (1677.6 mg per 100
g or 2796 % of RDA) and vitamin-A (767 IU per