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.
- 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.
- 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