Also indexed as:Sour Cherry, Cherry, Tart
Parts Used & Where Grown
Tart or sour cherry is a variety of cherry grown worldwide that is often used in cooking and in making fruit syrups and other concentrates.1, 2 Tart cherry juice and concentrate are available as supplements in North America.
Tart or sour cherry is a variety of cherry grown worldwide that is often used in cooking and in making fruit syrups and other concentrates.3, 4 Tart cherries are especially high in anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid with strong antioxidant activity demonstrated in both test tube and double-blind human studies.5, 6 These and other flavonoids found in tart cherries have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in test tube and animal studies.
Tart cherries are most popular as a food in Europe and Russia. Tart cherry juice and concentrate are available as supplements in North America.7, 8
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Tart cherries are most popular as a food in Europe and Russia.
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