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Organic Dried Rainier Cherries
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Organic Dried Bing Cherries
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Dried Tart Cherries (Sugar Infused)
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Dried Bing Cherries
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Natural Dried Bing Cherries
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 Dried Rainier Cherries
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Natural Dried Rainier Cherries
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Organic Dark Chocolate Cherries, 8 oz
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Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries, 8 oz
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Chocolate Cherries Jar, 12oz
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Cherries – Superfood!
You might already know that cherries are chock-full of nutrients and antioxidants that can help prevent heart disease and cancer [1],
relieve arthritis, and aid in increased bone health. [2] What you might not know is that in two studies conducted in 2005, researchers concluded that dried fruit actually has a significantly higher antioxidant activity than fresh fruit [3] due to the polyphenolic concentration and some other processes that occur during drying. [4] The major phenol present in cherries are anthocyanins [5], also found in wine. A study in 2005 found that consuming fruits with phenolics can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. [6] In addition to having a higher antioxidant activity than fresh fruit, dried fruits have a higher total energy, nutrient density, and fiber content compared with fresh fruits due to concentration.


Cherry Facts – Did You Know?

  • Cherries and other stone fruits are in the Rosacea (Rose) family – along with raspberries, strawberries, apples, pears, plums, and of course, roses! [7]
  • Turkey is the leading producer of cherries in the world with 20% of the world’s tonnage. The U.S. trails closely behind at 15%, followed by Iran (11%), Italy (7%), and Russia (5%).[8]
  • Sweet cherries (Prunus avium L.) are mainly consumed as fresh fruit – which are the type of cherries we grow and dry here at Bella Viva. After all, the most delectable dried fruit is a result of what was once the sweetest fruit on the trees! Sour cherries (Prunus cerasus L.) are mostly used in processed products such as freezing, canning, and juices. [9]


[1] Kaur, C. and H.C. Kapoor. 2001. Antioxidants in fruits and vegetables – The millennium’s health. Int. J. Food. Sci. Tech.  36(907-936).
[2]
California Cherry Advisory Board. 2012. Health & Nutrition. Health Benefits. 18 April 2012. <http://www.calcherry.com/health_nutrition/health_benefits.cfm>
[3]
Vinson, J.A., L. Zubik, P. Bose, N. Samman, and J. Proch.  2005.  Dried fruits: excellent in Vitro and in vivo antioxidants.  J. Amer. College Nutr.  24(1)44-50.  
[4]
Yilmaz, Y. and R. Toledo. 2005. Antioxidant acrivity of water-soluble Maillard reaction products. Food Chem. 93(273-278).
[5]
Serrano M., S Castillo, F. Guillén, D. Martinez Romero, and D. Valero. 2005. Chemical constituents and antioxidant acitivity of sweet cherry at different ripening stages. J. Agr. Food. Chem. 53(2741-2745).
[6]
Commenges, D., P. Barberger-Gateau, J. Dartigues, H. Jacqmin-Gadda, S. Renaud and V. Scotet. 2000. Intake of flavanoids and risk of dementia. Eur. J. Epidemiol. 16(357-363).
[7] Hickman, J.C. 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California. University of California Press.
[8]
Doymaz, I., and I. Osman. 2000. Drying characteristics of sweet cherry. Food and Bioproducts Processing.  89(31-38).
[9]
Chaovanalikit, A., and R.E. Wrolstad. 2004. total anthocyanins and total phenolics of fresh and processed cherries and their antioxidant properties. J. Food Sci. 69(FST67-FST72).

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