Ongoing research shows the dark pigment of the cherry is a rich source of antioxidant flavonoids.
Cherries have pleased the palates of food lovers for centuries. Now there are new reasons to love cherries. As a recent Newsweek article said “The day when doctors say – ‘Take 10 cherries and call me in the morning’ – may not be far off.”
According to ongoing research, cherries are a rich source of antioxidants.
The secret is in the pigments that give cherries their rich red / black hue. They belong to a class of natural dyes called anthocyanins. These compounds are being called “Mother Nature’s all-natural chemotherapy agents.”
In addition to the antioxidants, cherries are rich in two important flavonoids – isoqueritrin and queritrin. According to leading researchers, queritrin is one of the most potent agents ever discovered.