HEALTH BENEFITS

Dark cherries are one of nature's "superfruits" and are rich in anthocyanins which are responsible for their deep red colour. Preliminary research suggests that natural compounds in dark cherries may assist in reducing inflammation, ease arthritis and gout pain, reduce the risk of diabetes and potentially offer protection against some cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers. 

Reid Fruits in collaboration with the University of Tasmania have been undertaking research on Reid Fruits cherries to determine the special health benefits of their cherries. As little as 12[1] cherries contain enough active anthocyanin to potentially make you healthier.

Most exciting is that Reid Fruits research has proven that cherries can reduce weight gain and have anti-obesity potential [2]. Our research also indicated that cherries have anti-inflammatory benefits too for elite athletes.

Furthermore global research has suggested cherries have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential, which could impact many diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, and Alzheimer’ s disease.[3]

 

Cherries are also rich in micro nutrients such as Vitamin C and potassium and are a natural  source of melatonin which may assist in promoting natural sleep.

 

Reid Fruits are continuing to be involved in a research projects with the School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania and look forward to releasing new data on the health benefits of cherries. 

[1] Based on 2015/2016 season data

[2] Kelley, DS (2013) The Journal of Nutrition and Disease, 143(3):340-44.

[3] McCune, L et al (2011) Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 51(1):1-12.

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