Cherry is rich in vitamin C, contains 18% of daily needs, and It is also rich in beta-carotene (provitamin A). It has 18 times more beta-carotene than blueberries or strawberries, and contains small amounts of vitamin K and vitamin B6.
It is rich in potassium, it contains 10% of the daily necessary amounts of (per 100 g), as well as a certain amount of copper, manganese, iron, calcium, phosphorous and zinc.
It is rich in vegetable fibers, which are essential for proper digestion. For example, 100 g contain 13% of the daily intake of plant fibers.
One amazing thing about cherries is that although this fruit contains a lot of sugar, it actually can help to reduce blood sugar levels. The study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, showed that during the experiment anthocyanins from cherries increased insulin production by 50%! Some of the participants in the experiment, who have measured the levels of blood sugar before and after consumption of cherries, reported that their blood sugar level dropped after eating!
Cherries are a natural substance that acts against inflammation, thanks to the anthocyanin, because it can suppress inflammation more effectively than many anti-inflammatory drugs. A diet that regularly includes cherries, according to studies of the University of Michigan, can significantly reduce the overall risk of heart disease (by reducing inflammatory conditions, body fat and cholesterol in the blood).
Cyanidin destroys free radicals and also promotes cell differentiation, which is an important defense mechanism of the body against the formation of cancer cells.
Since it contains melatonin, Cherry is one of the foods that help you have better sleep.