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Cherries

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About This Food

Description

Cherries are one of best ways to satisfy your sweet tooth... while boosting your health at the same time.

High in antioxidants and unbelievably low on the glycemic index, cherries come in many varieties and range in flavor from sweet to sour.

These compact, juicy morsels are packed with antioxidants including beta-carotene and anthocyanins and have been found to help reduce inflammation in the body.

Because cherries are on the Environmental Working Group's list of the most chemically contaminated foods - the Dirty Dozen - be sure to always pick organic. 

Glycemic Index=22
Glycemic Load=3
Antioxidant Score (
ORAC)=3,365

Selecting & Storing

Most fresh cherries are available from May (June for sour cherries) through August. Choose brightly colored, shiny, plump cherries. Sweet cherries should be firm, but not hard; sour varieties should be medium-firm. Store unwashed cherries in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Frozen cherries are also a great buy and work well for making smoothies.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • Fiber
  • VitaminC
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Coconut
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s)

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Calories: 91

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.29 g
Saturated Fat
0.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.07 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.08 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
38 g
ALA
38 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
23.21 g
Net Carbohydrate
20.17 g
Sugars
18.59 g
Fiber
3.04 g
Protein
1.54 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
92.8 IU
2%
Vitamin C
10.15 mg
17%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.1 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.07 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
3.04 mg
4%
Folate
5.8 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.22 mg
1%
Riboflavin
0.05 mg
3%
Thiamin
0.04 mg
3%
Choline
8.84 mg
2%
Minerals
Calcium
18.85 mg
2%
Copper
0.09 mg
4%
Iron
0.52 mg
3%
Magnesium
15.95 mg
4%
Manganese
0.1 mg
5%
Phosphorous
30.45 mg
3%
Potassium
321.9 mg
9%
Selenium
0 mcg
0%
Sodium
0 mg
0%
Zinc
0.1 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
55.1 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
123.25 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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