The sour cherry is native to Southeast Europe and is a member of the Rosaceae family.
Slightly smaller and a brighter red than sweet cherries, sour cherries can be frozen without losing any phytonutrients.
- Contain anthocyanin antioxidantswhich is a flavonoid that provides sour cherries with their deep red pigment and reduces inflammation, eases arthritis pain, and controls sugar levels in the blood. Additionally anthocyanins can possibly be used effectively in chemotherapy due to its significant ability to scavenge for cancerous cells in the body. (1)
- Eating sour cherries lowers uric acid levels in the blood, which helps preventgout and increase melatonin. (2)
- High in vitamins A and C which combine to promote vision, healthy skin and mucous membranes as well as build autoimmunity in the body. (3)
Sour Cherry Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, raw
|Calories from Fat||3|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||12 g||4%|
|Dietary Fibre||2 g||6%|
|Vitamin A 26%||Vitamin C||17%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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