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:
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.
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.