Published on Aug 12, 2020

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Cherries are small, round, deep red stone fruit that are typically in season in the UK from around June to July. Depending on the variety, of which there are hundreds, their size and flavour can vary but usually fall into one of two categories: sweet or tart (sour). Sweet cherries are usually eaten as they come, while tart cherries are used more in cooking. The more familiar cherry varieties include the black stone cherry, morello and Spanish cherry. All cherries have a stone in the middle which must be removed before eating or cooking.

Nutritional benefits of cherries

Cherries are a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, including potassium, calcium, vitamin A and folic acid. They are also well known for their antioxidant properties. A portion of 14 cherries counts as one of your five-a-day.

Can cherries reduce inflammation?

Antioxidants are vital for good health as they protect our cells from damage caused by oxidants, or free radicals. Cherries contain antioxidants known as anthocyanins and cyanidin which may have anti-inflammatory effects and initial research has shown that these antioxidants could be beneficial in inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, although more research is needed to replicate these results in human studies.

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