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Cherry Nutrition

Cherry Nutrition Cherry nutrition contains high amounts of melatonin which helps to control your sleep and wake cycles. Melatonin has also been shown to promote a healthy immune system.

  • There are two main types of cherries: sweet and sour. Sour cherries are lower in calories and higher in vitamin C and beta carotene than sweet cherries are.

  • Cherry nutrition is high in melatonin which is an antioxidant which modulates sleep patterns, protects tissues from free radical damage and protects the gastrointestinal tract from irritation, reduces stress-induced lesion formation and heals ulcers.

  • Cherry nutrition contain anthocyanins which is the pigment that gives the cherries their red colour. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants which fight free radical damage to the bodies' cells and tissues.

  • Cherries also contain a good amount of potassium which helps to regulate body acid, makes your muscles contract and relax and also helps to regulate blood pressure and heart rythms. Cherries provide a great source of nutrition for athletes who put a lot of stress and strain on their joints.

  • Cherriy nutrition contain a good amount of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) which helps turn carbohydrates and fats into energy and plays a part in the health of the adrenal glands.

  • One cup of cherries contains around 87 calories.



    THE FULL NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF CHERRIES:

    Cherries, sweet, raw

    Refuse: 8%  (Pits and stems)
    Scientific Name:  Prunus avium
    NDB No: 09070 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

    Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 cup, with pits, yields
    -------
    138g
    Proximates
    Water
    g
    113.50
    Energy
    kcal
    87
    Energy
    kJ
    363
    Protein
    g
    1.46
    Total lipid (fat)
    g
    0.28
    Ash
    g
    0.66
    Carbohydrate, by difference
    g
    22.09
    Fiber, total dietary
    g
    2.9
    Sugars, total
    g
    17.69
    Sucrose
    g
    0.21
    Glucose (dextrose)
    g
    9.09
    Fructose
    g
    7.41
    Lactose
    g
    0.00
    Maltose
    g
    0.17
    Galactose
    g
    0.81
    Starch
    g
    0.00
    Minerals
    Calcium, Ca
    mg
    18
    Iron, Fe
    mg
    0.50
    Magnesium, Mg
    mg
    15
    Phosphorus, P
    mg
    29
    Potassium, K
    mg
    306
    Sodium, Na
    mg
    0
    Zinc, Zn
    mg
    0.10
    Copper, Cu
    mg
    0.083
    Manganese, Mn
    mg
    0.097
    Fluoride, F
    mcg
    2.8
    Selenium, Se
    mcg
    0.0
    Vitamins
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
    mg
    9.7
    Thiamin
    mg
    0.037
    Riboflavin
    mg
    0.046
    Niacin
    mg
    0.213
    Pantothenic acid
    mg
    0.275
    Vitamin B-6
    mg
    0.068
    Folate, total
    mcg
    6
    Folic acid
    mcg
    0
    Folate, food
    mcg
    6
    Folate, DFE
    mcg_DFE
    6
    Choline, total
    mg
    8.4
    Vitamin B-12
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin B-12, added
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin A, RAE
    mcg_RAE
    4
    Retinol
    mcg
    0
    Carotene, beta
    mcg
    52
    Carotene, alpha
    mcg
    0
    Cryptoxanthin, beta
    mcg
    0
    Vitamin A, IU
    IU
    88
    Lycopene
    mcg
    0
    Lutein + zeaxanthin
    mcg
    117
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
    mg
    0.10
    Vitamin E, added
    mg
    0.00
    Tocopherol, beta
    mg
    0.01
    Tocopherol, gamma
    mg
    0.06
    Tocopherol, delta
    mg
    0.00
    Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
    mcg
    0.0
    Vitamin D
    IU
    0
    Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
    mcg
    2.9
    Lipids
    Fatty acids, total saturated
    g
    0.052
    4:0
    g
    0.000
    6:0
    g
    0.000
    8:0
    g
    0.000
    10:0
    g
    0.000
    12:0
    g
    0.000
    14:0
    g
    0.001
    16:0
    g
    0.037
    18:0
    g
    0.012
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
    g
    0.065
    16:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.001
    18:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.065
    20:1
    g
    0.000
    22:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
    g
    0.072
    18:2 undifferentiated
    g
    0.037
    18:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.036
    18:4
    g
    0.000
    20:4 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    20:5 n-3 (EPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:5 n-3 (DPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:6 n-3 (DHA)
    g
    0.000
    Cholesterol
    mg
    0
    Phytosterols
    mg
    17
    Amino acids
    Tryptophan
    g
    0.012
    Threonine
    g
    0.030
    Isoleucine
    g
    0.028
    Leucine
    g
    0.041
    Lysine
    g
    0.044
    Methionine
    g
    0.014
    Cystine
    g
    0.014
    Phenylalanine
    g
    0.033
    Tyrosine
    g
    0.019
    Valine
    g
    0.033
    Arginine
    g
    0.025
    Histidine
    g
    0.021
    Alanine
    g
    0.036
    Aspartic acid
    g
    0.785
    Glutamic acid
    g
    0.115
    Glycine
    g
    0.032
    Proline
    g
    0.054
    Serine
    g
    0.041
    Other
    Alcohol, ethyl
    g
    0.0
    Caffeine
    mg
    0
    Theobromine
    mg
    0
    USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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