Cherries belong to the rose family.
The word cherry refers to both the tree and the fleshy fruit.
Anthocyanins found in cherries also block inflammatory enzymes, reducing pain. 20 cherries are 10 times as potent as aspirin and have positive effects on arthritis pain. (from the California Cherry Advisory Board)
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat: 0.15g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate: 3.77g||1.26%|
|Dietary Fiber: 0.05||0%|
|Vitamin A 7.52%||Vitamin C 1370%|
|Calcium 0.6%||Iron 0.56%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database