Cherries have been a popular fruit crop for consumption in the U.S. and has more recently peaked in 2009 at 2.4 lbs. per person every year, reports the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS). The boost in consumption is largely in part due to the recent studies that have unveiled the benefits of the red hot super fruit to a person’s health. Mediterranean and diet expert Stella Metsovas, B.S., told Medical Daily, “Cherries are known for their anti-inflammatory benefits.”
“The ORAC value (a method for checking the antioxidant capacity in food) is super high in this fruit,” she added.
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