More Than Just a Pretty Face
Cherries are one of those fruits that conjure memories of childhood—the warmth of late, spring days and the sheer joy of seeing your mom bringing a heaping bowl of bright red cherries to the table.
Now we know that eating cherries as a part of a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables may provide health benefits.
Cherries are a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant. Eating cherries as part of a healthy diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables may help reduce your risk of cancer, a disease associated with many factors.
Cherries are also low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Eating cherries as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease, a condition associated with many factors.
So kick back and enjoy those heartwarming childhood memories, while of course, savoring your own bowl full of sweet, juicy cherries—it's a treat you can feel good about!
1 Cup of Cherries with Pits (138 grams)
Net Carbs: 22.1 grams - 7%
Dietary Fiber: 2.9 grams - 12%
Protein: 1.5 grams - 3%
Total Fat: 0.3 grams - 0%
Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamin A: 2%
Vitamin C: 16%
Vitamin K: 4%