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Dried Cherries

What are dried cherries?

Dried cherries are various forms of cherry that have been subjected to a particular drying process.  Many commercially produced dried cherries are subjected to boiling in sodium  carbonate for a short period and then are allowed to dry.  Other drying methods include,  oven drying, frieze drying and air drying. Organic dried cherries are cherries that have been organically grown without the aid of chemicals, pesticides or genetically modified organisms.  The drying methods involved adhere to organic principles and the fruits are not subjected to chemicals like sodium carbonate to ensure that this is the case.

Dried cherries make a delicious snack and have many health benefits.  Given their high calorie content they should be eaten in moderation.

Health  benefits of eating dried cherries

Dried fruit products are becoming increasingly popular and the health benefits associated with them are numerous.  A quick summary of their benefits is outlined below

  • Dried cherries are packed with vitamin C.  A typical serving of 1 quarter cup of dried cherries contains 9% of an adult male’s recommended daily intake of vitamin C and 11% of a female's recommended intake.

  • Cherries rank low on the glycemic index and as such, do not cause spikes in insulin levels and are seen as guarding against diabetes [1]

  • There is a correlation between cherry consumption and arthritis relief

  • They contain high levels of pectin which  aids in the reduction of LDL or bad cholesterol[1]

  •  Helps to protect against gout attacks[2]

  • Contains anthocyanins which are  powerful antioxidants that help to fight free radicals in the body and reduce the effects of aging [3]

  • Contain high levels of copper which assists in the production of collagen

  • A cup of dried cherries contains almost half the daily intake of vitamin A for women and nearly 40% of the recommended intake for men.

  • Cherries are a natural source of melatonin which is the chemical that can aid in getting a good night's sleep

Dried cherries where to buy

If you are looking for where to buy dried cherries Australia can rely upon for goodness, taste and purity then, there is no better place  to look than the Buy Organics Online website.  We have sourced a range of organic natural dried cherries that are great to taste and packed full of goodness.  Buy your supply today 

References 

[1]Tart Cherries May Reduce Factors Associated With Heart Disease And Diabetes
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080407114647.htm

[2]Cherry Consumption and the Risk of Recurrent Gout Attacks

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3510330/

[3] A Review of the Health Benefits of Cherries

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5872786/

 

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