A small round stoned fruit which grows in bunches. Cherry belongs to the same family of plums, apricots, peaches, etc. It varies from dark red to bright red in color. Mostly eaten raw it is also used in pies and jams. Unlike any other fruit, cherries have a very short fruiting season. Cherries have a hard seed surrounded by edible flesh.
- A natural COX-2 inhibitor
- High polyphenol content
- Helps to increase your melatonin levels
- Good source of potassium to help heart
- Reduce pain and inflammation associated with inflammatory arthritis and gout
- Treats Insomnia
- Helps reduce blood pressure
- Minimize muscle pain post workout
- lowers the blood uric acid
If you possibly can, taste cherries before you buy them.Always look for shiny, plump cherries with fresh green stems and dark coloring for their variety.
- Cherries are a pretty sensitive fruit—they lose their juicy taste in room temperature environments.
- Keep cherries, unwashed and stems attached, in a paper bag, loosely-covered container, or loosely closed plastic bag in the refrigerator until you're ready to use them.
- Cherries will last for around a week in the fridge. If you want to keep them longer, consider freezing the fruits in airtight plastic bags.