Cherries pack a Nutritional Punch!

Cherries pack a Nutritional Punch!
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Whether it’s fresh from the orchard or baked in a pie, cherries are adored for their distinctive flavour. As well as being high in fibre they are also pack a punch nutritionally.

Did you know they contain:

1. Melatonin

Melatonin is a sought after supplement to help with a good night’s sleep. Tart cherries are one of nature’s few sources of melatonin.
A 2012 study found that drinking a 30ml of cherry juice concentrate morning and again at night was well absorbed and could provide an effect that could rival melatonin supplements.

2. Vitamin C

We use vitamin C in cherries to help repair tissue and produce collagen. This makes vitamin C important for maintaining healthy skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and cartilage. Vitamin C is also needed for healing wounds.

3. Flavonoids

Anthocyanins are the chemical compounds in cherries that give them their dark-red colour. As antioxidant flavonoids, anthocyanins protect your body against damage from environmental toxins and free radicals, which are produced when your body breaks down food.

Enjoy fresh and in season for the best nutritional benefits.