Cherry

Cherries contain antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, nutrients, and fiber.

Cherry (español: cereza) is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy drupe (stone fruit). Commercial cherries are obtained from cultivars of several species, such as the sweet Prunus avium and the sour Prunus cerasus. Cherries contain antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, nutrients, and fiber. These support a healthy system and may reduce the risk of certain types of cancers. Phytochemicals protect against certain enzymes that can lead to inflammation. This can help reduce arthritis pain. Cherries are a good source of vitamin C and potassium. Potassium can reduce the risk of hypertension and stroke, and cherries have more per serving than strawberries or apples. Compared to sweet cherries, raw sour cherries contain 50% more vitamin C per 100 g (12% DV) and about 20 times more vitamin A (8% DV). Recipe for Cherry Jam

Nutrition: 3.5 oz raw sour cherries (100 g)
calories 50
calcium 2% DV
carbohydrates 12.2 g
choline 1% DV
fat 0.3 g
fiber 1.6 g
folate 2% DV
iron 2% DV
magnesium 3% DV
manganese 5% DV
niacin 3% DV
pantothenic acid 3% DV
phosphorous 2% DV
potassium 4% DV
protein 1 g
riboflavin 3% DV
sugar 8.5 g
thiamine 3% DV
zinc 1% DV
vitamin A 8% DV
vitamin B6 3% DV
vitamin C 12% DV
vitamin K 2% DV
SOURCES: WIKIPEDIA / HEALTHLINE