Basic concepts of Sour Cherry
Sour Cherry (Prunus cerasus) is a woody plant from the group of fruit with kernel. It is very similar to cherry, but it is considered that it was created through crossbreeding of domestic varieties with wild cherries with sour taste.
Place of origin sour cherry is Asia, specifically Turkey, Iran and India. At that time, nations are quite grown cherries, and traded it. Later this sweet pickled red fruit spread to other parts of the world.
What is the Nutritional Profile of Sour Cherries?
Sour cherry is the fruit with sweet and sour taste. Its fruit is round shape and dark red color.
The fruits of cherries abound in vitamin C, vitamin A and E, vitamin B group - B1, B2, pantothenic acid and folic acid.
Mineral composition of cherry looks like this:
Among other important substances in sour cherries are represented organic acids (malic, citric, coumarone, tartaric acid), phenols, quercetin, anthocyanin, tannins, vegetable fibers, carotene, and sugars.
Health Benefits of Sour Cherry
1. Sour Cherry is a natural painkiller
Sour Cherries are recognized for their anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, which can be measured and to pharmaceutical compositions, such as ibuprofen or aspirin.
Handful of cherries can eliminate the headache, without taking a synthetic drug.
Strong anti-inflammatory properties make cherry useful for reducing the pain in state of gout and muscle inflammation, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
2. Sour cherry is packed with antioxidants
The presence of substances that have antioxidant activity seems sour cherry very esteemed fruit in the diet.
The presence of phenolic compounds in cherries prevent oxidative processes in the nervous tissue, which is extremely important in the elderly population in the preservation of normal nervous system function and prevention of Alzheimer's and other degenerative and mental changes.
3. Sour cherry regulates blood pressure
High doses of potassium that cherries consist, maintain normal blood pressure and helps in the elimination of excess fluids through the kidneys.
For this purpose it is best to use the tea of dried stems of sour cherries, which have proved to be an excellent natural diuretic - assisting in the elimination of liquids, increase urine output, reduce cellulite, and prevent the occurrence of gout.
4. Sour cherry has an anti-tumor activity
Anthocyanin in cherries is responsible for preventing cell mutation at the level of the colon. In this way prevents the emergence of a very dangerous colon cancer.
5. Sour cherry relives insomnia
If you can't sleep or you have a bad dream, before bedtime drink a glass of juice prepared from the sour cherries. Sour Cherries contain melatonin, hormone that is constantly produce in our body and is responsible for good and quality sleep.
6. Sour Cherry prevents thrombosis
The presence of coumarone in cherries helps to prevent blood clotting in the bloodstream and the smooth flow of blood through the blood vessels in particular.
7. Sour Cherry is safe for diabetics
Cherry doesn’t contain a lot of sugars, so it's recommended for people who have problems with overweight and diabetics.