scintro CHERRY
   Description   Nutritional Value   Health Benefits   Varieties   Botanical Facts   Select and Store   Uses   Nutrition Chart   Web Reference  

Cherry    Description Top of Page

FAMILY: Rosaceae

Cherries are small slightly heart shaped fruit. It has a smooth waxy thin skin. Color of the skin and flesh can vary from dark red to yellow depending on the variety. The flesh is very juicy. Each fruit has a hard seed at center.

Cherry    Nutritional Value Top of Page

Cherries are very good source of vitamin A and vitamin C .

Cherries are rich source of antioxidants.

Cherry    Health Benefits Top of Page
Antioxidant in cherries helps to prevent cancer and heart diseases.
Cherry    Varieties Top of Page
Bing and Lambert are popular large dark red sweet cherries. Tartarian, Chapman, Black Republican are other popular sweet cherries. Early Richmond, Montmorency and Morellos are tart cherries.
Cherry    Botanical Facts Top of Page

Cherry trees grow to about 40 feet.But in cultivation they are maintained at 12 to 15 feet by pruning. Cherry flowers apperar in early spring as a clusters with white petals.

Cherry    Select and Store Top of Page
Look for bright, shiny and fairly firm fresh cherries.Over mature fruits are soft and dull in appearance. Store them in the refrigerator. Fresh cherries will keep well for up to one week
Cherry    Uses Top of Page
Fresh sweet cherries are usually eaten out of hand. Cherries are used for making jams, for pie filling and as ice cream toping.
Cherry    Nutrition chart Top of Page

* Amount in 100 grams of edible portion

ENERGY (kilocalories) 63
WATER(grams) 82.25
FAT(grams) 0.20
PROTEIN(grams) 1.06
CARBOHYDRATES(grams) 16.01
FIBER(grams) 2.1
Fat Soluble:
Vitamin A (mcg-RAE) 3
Vitamin D -
Vitamin E (mg) 0.07
Vitamin K (mcg) 2.1
Water Soluble:
Vitamin C (mg) 7
Vitamin B
Riboflavin (mg) 0.033
Pyridoxine(B6) (mg) 0.049
Calcium 13
Iron 0.36
Magnesium 11
Phosphorus 21
Potassium 222
Sodium 0
Zinc 0.07
Copper 0.06
Manganese 0.07
Cherry    Web reference Top of Page
King Orchards

The Cherry Marketing Institute

California Cherry Advisory Board