Three Cheers for Cherries

June 18, 2019
| Created by Melanie Taylor, MS, RDN, CD

Did you know? The cherry is the official state fruit of Utah! Cherries are a healthy summer snack, with a serving size of 21 cherries which has just 90 calories. Here are a few more reasons to eat cherries:


Cherries are a source of melatonin, which is known for promoting overall healthy sleep patterns.
The American Institute for Cancer Research has deemed cherries as a “food that fights cancer” due to anthocyanin, an antioxident which slows the growth of cancer cells.  And also gives cherries, and other produce, their red, blue and purple pigments.
Cherries provide fiber which can also reduce rates of cancer, particularity colorectal cancer and can help consumers maintain a healthy weight.
Antioxidants and anthocyanins in cherries may also reduce your risk for heart disease and Alzheimers.
Athletes may also consume tart cherry juice, which provides an anti-inflammatory effect after exercise and helps to reduce muscle pain for a faster recovery!


Not only are Northwest Cherries delicious, they are also the Super Secret Saturday Special this week at Harmons with your Foodie Club Card! Stop in for some tasty savings!