Different Kinds of Cherries

by Kho Anna on March 9, 2012

Different Kinds of CherriesCherries are known for their great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, iron and folate. This fruit is rich in anthocyanin and bioflavonoids which makes it an antioxidant fruit.

Cherries have a lot of health benefits, they can:

  • help prevent cancer
  • relieve muscle pains
  • boost the immune system
  • relieve inflammatory ailments
  • improve metabolism
  • assist lose weight and many more
There are mainly two types of cherries: sweet and sour. Bing cherries are the most sought after cherry in North America and it is the most popular of the sweet cherries. Their color may vary depending on the climate but most are dark purple when ripe.
Other sweet cherries are:
  • Rainier
  • Van
  • Santina
  • Skeena
Acerola cherries are bright red drupes known for being extraordinarily rich in vitamin C giving a sour taste, but maybe sweet if grown well. It also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, and B3.

Other sour cherries include:

  • Morello
  • Montmorency

Read and learn more about the different kinds of cherries and get amazed on how numerous they are!!

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