Are Cherries Good For You?
A punnet of sweet cherries is often a sign that summer has arrived, but is the fruit actually good for you? Find out all you need to know about its nutritional value and health properties here.
Cherries are in season in June and July in the UK, putting it in the same ranks as strawberries as the ultimate treat during warmer weather. There are many varieties of cherry, though the most commonly found are the Spanish cherry, and the morella and black stone variety.
Do cherries have nutritional value?
Yes, cherries do have nutritional value. They are, like many fruits, a great source of fibre, and are also high in antioxidants, which is important in keeping cells healthy. Cherries are also a good source of vitamins, particularly A, and minerals such as calcium and potassium.
Are cherries good for you?
Cherries are definitely healthy and can be really good of you in a balanced diet. Alongside the nutritional properties, they are also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as also possibly reducing blood pressure, according to research.
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by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.