Thank you for eating red and choosing cherries during American Heart Month. To recognize your support, the Cherry Marketing Institute will make a donation to the American Heart Association.
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Choose Cherries, “America’s Super Fruit,” for Heart Health
Cherries – available year-round as dried, frozen and juice – are “America’s Super Fruit,” a homegrown and colorful way to reap the health-promoting properties of antioxidants. Health and nutrition experts say to look no further than fruits grown on American soil for health and wellness benefits – and tart cherries are a great alternative to exotic berries grown in faraway rainforests.
A growing body of science links cherries’ red color, provided by the fruit’s powerful antioxidants – called anthocyanins – to heart-health benefits related to reducing inflammation, total cholesterol, and belly fat. With more than 80 million Americans living with some form of heart disease, the heart-healthy qualities of eating red have more relevance than ever. Even more good news: research also suggests the red compounds in cherries may help ease the pain of arthritis and gout.
And, because cherries are such a versatile fruit that can be sourced in the U.S. year-round, it’s easy to enjoy cherries in a wide range of sweet and savory dishes. Click here for new red hot cherry recipes.