Cherries are favorite fruit to many people, thanks to their dark red color and sweet-sour taste.
Sour cherries are well known for their many medicinal and antioxidant properties.
They are rich in vitamins A, C, E and folic acid, potassium, magnesium, iron and fiber. Cherries contain phenols, gallic and p-Coumaric acid, kaempferol and quercetin.
Their strong anti-inflammatory properties are very helpful in relieving the pain of gout and muscle inflammation, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Studies confirm that twenty cherries a day, or a concentrate of that amount, have the same pain relieving effect as aspirin or ibuprofen.
Sour cherries are rich in phenolic compounds - powerful antioxidants that protect the nervous system and prevent oxidative stress. It is one of the few types of fruit that contain melatonin - a natural hormone that regulates sleep. The human body naturally produces melatonin hormone, only at night, usually after nine o'clock in the evening and thus helps sleep.
Industrial freezing of cherries is fast and it prevents water migration and creates smaller crystals, which preserves the texture and reduces the loss of nutrients. Instant freezing of cherries facilitates the consumption and wide application of this very important fruit.