The cherry has been an inspiration for poetry for thousands of years. Its blossoms are valued for their beauty, and its fruits for their sweetness. But the cherry's value is due to much more than just its looks - each compact little orb is full of good-for-your-body vitamins and minerals.
Cherries have a multitude of health benefits from cancer and heart disease prevention to pain relief and bone health. These benefits come from the flavanoid querceting, phenolic acid amygdalin, Vitamin B17 and laetrile, anthocyanins, and boron. When sweet cherries - like those grown by Kingsburg Orchards - are eaten with foods containing high levels of calcium and magnesium, there are links to increased bone health. Eat some hazelnuts or pecans along with your fresh cherries for a healthy, bone strengthening power snack! Our red-fleshed varieties have high levels of anti-oxidants for even more benefits. Sweet cherries are good source of Vitamin C, iron, potassium, and dietary fiber.
|Cherry Variety Types
|* Proprietary Varieties are shown in Bold Italics