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.

Sleep

We all know the importance of sleep – but what you might not know is that being tired isn’t just about feeling grumpy. While a restful night can lead to a more productive day, inadequate sleep has emerged as a public health crisis – linked to health problems like weight gain and cardiovascular disease.  So […]

Recovery

Keeping up with your exercise regimen is a lot easier when you recover quickly after a workout. Montmorency tart cherry juice has been the focus of multiple studies that suggests a beneficial role in exercise recovery.   Positive results have been found with long-distance running, cycling, sprinting, field sports and strength training. A look at the […]

Arthritis & Gout

For decades, people with arthritis and gout have consumed Montmorency tart cherry juice for relief of symptoms – even though much of the evidence was anecdotal, and some people dismissed the soothing claims as folklore. Now scientists have turned their attention to Montmorency tart cherries to test the potential benefits for arthritis and gout sufferers. […]

Heart Health

A good place to start is eating more fruits and vegetables, especially deeply hued produce that’s packed with beneficial compounds. Typically, the darker the color, the more phytonutrients inside. Be sure to add ruby red Montmorency tart cherries to the mix. Studies on cardiovascular health are still emerging, yet preliminary studies have explored tart cherries […]

Gut Health

One of the hottest nutrition topics today is gut health – and there’s been an explosive growth in fermented foods and probiotics that may offer digestive health benefits.  But now scientists know that it’s not only the addition of “good bacteria” that may benefit gut health. Foods that are abundant in fiber and natural plant […]

Our Nutrition Story

Cherry pie is a classic American favorite, but there’s so much more to know about those tart cherries nestled 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 […]