Cherries can be eaten as snacks and are also used in making tarts and cherry pies. They provide benefits to the body in many ways as they are a source of nutrients and vitamins.

Health benefits:

  • A sweet cherry is full of potassium, and can naturally lower high blood pressure.
  • The cherry is rich in beta carotene, vitamin C, anthocyanins and quercetin, which may work together synergistically to fight cancer.
  • The cherry is also an alkaline content food, which means it will help to maintain the body’s ideal pH balance.

Uses:

  • Used as a sweet ice cream topping.
  • Cherries are extensively used in cakes and puddings as toppings to enhance flavour.
  • Cherries are also used in baked cookies.
  • They can be used as a topping for fruit salads.

Nutritional information per 1/4 cup of Dried Cherries

  • Energy: ?130 kcl
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total fat : 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 32?g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg