The rich red pigments that give Montmorency cherries their luscious red colour are called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are natural antioxidants. It is a type of phytonutrient known as flavonoids, which have been linked to a variety of health benefits.
Tart Cherries, the Antioxidant Superfruit
Tart cherries are rich in antioxidants
Research suggests that tart cherries are a natural pain reliever and may reduce inflammation
Potential to reduce the risk of certain cancers
Source of melatonin, a potent antioxidant that helps regulate natural sleep patterns
May offer protection against cardiovascular disease
An excellent source of beta carotene (Vitamin A).
Concentrated Tart Cherry Juice is Tasty.
There is no guideline on how many cherries it takes to reap the benefits, but experts suggest that 1 to 2 servings of tart cherries daily will help provide some health benefits. 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons of Concentrated Tart Cherry Juice is equivalent to 1 serving of tart cherries, which is approximately 140 cherries. Simply stir 2 tablespoons into an 8-ounce glass of water or to desired taste.