Cherry Nutrients and Health Benefits

Sweet Cherries

I ate some cherries recently and at the same time I wanted to know what kind of Nutrients they contained. For some reason I assumed that I already had an article about Cherries, but the only article I found is How to get Cherry stain off Naturally. I was very surprised to find out that I didn’t have an article posted yet about Cherries. Cherry fruit is pretty popular around the world and I try to make sure that I have every popular fruit and/or vegetable included in GenuineAid blog.

The family of a Cherry is called Rosaceae and the Genus is Prunus. There are lots of species of the cherry. My article is going to be about the sweet cherry also know as Wild cherry, Sweet cherry, Gean, or botanically speaking Prunus Avium. In America I never heard anyone call the sour and the sweet cherries with their different names. In Russian language we always called the hard sweet Cherry as Черешня – Chereshnya, and the soft sour Cherry is called Вишня – Veeshnya. Personally, I never liked the sour Cherries, they are more acidic which is why they are much more sour than the sweet Cherry. At the same time, I just remembered that there is one dish that I really like made with sour Cherry, in Russian it’s called Вареники – Vareniki. It’s like dumplings, only instead of meat inside of the boiled dough, people put cleaned out sour cherries without the pits (or seeds).

The sweet Cherry trees have much larger leaves and the fruit itself is larger than on the sour Cherry tree. Also, I always remember the sweet Cherry trees be a lot taller and bigger than the sour Cherry trees. The sweet Cherries I’ve tried have been yellow, red, and very dark red. Some people claimed that they have diarrhea after eating Cherries, but I don’t remember having that kind of a problem myself.

Anyway the Nutrients in one cup (or 154 grams) of Sweet Raw Cherries without the pits are:

- Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid
– Vitamin C (Almost Good Amount)
– Choline
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Manganese
– Fluoride
– Phytosterols
– Natural Fats
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Natural Sugars
– Dietary Fiber
– Carbohydrates
– Calories

According to these Nutrients the Health Benefits of Cherries are should be:

Vitamin C:
– Improves wound healing
– Prevents cells from damages
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Protects from free radicals
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risks of some Cancers
– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections

Dietary Fiber:
– Normalizes Blood Sugar Levels
– Normalizes Cholesterol Levels
– Regularizes Bowel Movement
– Helps prevent constipation
– Helps prevent hemorrhoids
– Supports Weight Loss

Potassium:
– Improves nerve function
– Improves muscle function
– Reduces confusion
– Reduces irritability
– Reduces fatigue
– Lowers chance of heart problems
– Lowers chance of high blood pressure
– Protects from chronic diarrhea
– Improves exercise ability

Here are some Cherry related products for you to consider if you like ;)

Celestial Seasonings Herb Tea, Black Cherry Berry, 20-Count Tea Bags (Pack of 6) Luxardo Gourmet Maraschino Cherries - 360g Jar Traverse Bay Fruit Co. Dried Cherries, 4-Pound Box

One thought on “Cherry Nutrients and Health Benefits

  1. HEY, I never thought that cherry have that much of nutrition and vitamins in it, thanks for the great knowledgeable share, keep continue with new updates.

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