Health & Nutrition
Cherry pie is a classic American favorite, but there’s so much more to know about those tart cherries nested inside the crust.
Thanks to years of scientific research, these ruby red orbs have broken out of the pie shell and onto the superfruit stage. This traditional pie ingredient has gained a new reputation – praised for its versatility, nutrient density and health benefits.
Montmorency tart or sour cherries (Prunus cerasus) are also an American fruit, grown on family farms in seven U.S. states: Michigan, Utah, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania and New York.
The distinctive taste and deep red color of Montmorency tart cherries are due to the concentration of anthyocyanins, a type of polyphenol in the flavonoids family. Nearly all of the health research on cherries has been conducted on the U.S. grown Montmorency variety vs. any other type of cherry. Studies on these homegrown superfruits have included research on arthritis and gout, exercise recovery, sleep, heart health and gut health.
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Take a look at the many reasons to eat more Montmorency tart cherries.
Preliminary studies on Montmorency tart cherries, one of the few food sources of melatonin, have explored the quality and duration of sleep, insomnia and sleep efficiency.
Montmorency tart cherry juice is rapidly gaining a following among elite athletes and recreational exercisers as a recovery drink.
Arthritis & Gout
Preliminary studies have explored Montmorency tart cherry juice consumption on gout attacks and arthritis symptoms.
Cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 killer of both men and women in North America. Changes in diet and exercise can go a long way in helping to keep your heart healthy.
Emerging research suggests Montmorency tart cherries may play a role in gut health.
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Take a new look at the power of Montmorency tart cherries.