Health Benefits

beeWild cherries grow in Eastern Europe and Asia Minor. They belong to the Rosaceae botanical family in the genus Prunus.

Ripe sweet cherries are full of anthocyanins known to have antioxidant properties. There is some evidence that consuming sweet cherries will help with the symptoms of gout and painful muscles.

rowCherries are full of the antioxidant melatonin which is known to sooth the brain and help with sleep.

Sweet Cherry fruits, fresh, raw.
Nutritive Value per 100 grams.

  /100g % of RDA
Energy 63cal 3%
Carbohydrates 16.1g 12%
Protein 1.06g 2%
Total Fat 0.2g 1%
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Dietary Fibre 2.1g 5.5%
Vitamins
Folates 4mcg 1%
Niacin 0.154mg 1%
Pantothenic acid 0.199mg 4%
Pyridoxine 0.049mg 4%
Riboflavin 0.033mg 2.5%
Thiamin 0.027mg 2%
Vitamin C 7mg 11%
Vitamin A 640IU 21%
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.5%
Vitamin K 2.1mcg 2%
Electrolytes
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 222mg 5%
Minerals
Calcium 13mg 1.3%
Copper 0.06mg 7%
Iron 0.36mg 4.5%
Magnesium 11mg 3%
Manganese 0.07mg 3%
Phosphorus 21mg 3%
Zinc 0.07mg 0.5%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene, alpha 0mcg -
Carotene, beta 38mcg -
Crypto-xanthin, ß 0mcg -
Lutein-zeaxanthin 85mcg -

(Source: USDA Nutrient database)