Cherries (Prunus avium) are small round fruits with a thin outer skin, juicy inner flesh, and a small inner pip. There are countless varieties of cherries appearing in red, yellow, and black.

Health Benefits of Cherries

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How to choose Cherries

Try to find vibrant firm cherries with no signs of wilting or molding.

Climate and origin

Cherries are native to central Europe and grow well in temperate climates. The original native cherries were not sweet fruits and had little value outside of being make into liquers.


Cherries have a sweet tart taste.

Substitutes with more vitamins

Blueberries, Blackberries

Miscellaneous information

The Japanese call the blossoms of the cherry tree Sakura, and believe the flowers symbolize the transient beauty of life.

Similar tasting produce

Blueberries, Blackberries

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Cherries + Complete Nutrition Facts

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Nutrition Facts
Cherries sweet raw            
Serving Size 100g
Calories 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.038g0%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 0mg~%
Total Carbohydrate 16g5%
    Dietary Fiber 2.1g8%
    Sugar 12.8g~
Protein 1.1g~
Vitamin A1%Vitamin C12%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 64IU1%
    Retinol equivalents 3μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 38μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 0μg~
Vitamin C 7mg12%
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.07mg0%
Vitamin K 2.1μg3%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone 0μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
Thiamin 0.027mg2%
Riboflavin 0.033mg2%
Niacin 0.154mg1%
Pantothenic acid 0.199mg2%
Vitamin B6 0.049mg2%
Folate 4μg1%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 4μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 4μg~
Choline 6.1mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 85μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.36mg2%
Magnesium 11mg3%
Phosphorus 21mg2%
Sodium 0mg~%
Potassium 222mg6%
Zinc 0.07mg0%
Copper 0.06mg3%
Manganese 0.07mg4%
Selenium 0μg~%
Water 82.25g~
Ash 0.48g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio0.96
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio1.04
Total Omega 3s26mg
18D3 Linolenic26mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s27mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic~mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Histidine 15mg2%
Isoleucine 20mg1%
Leucine 30mg1%
Lysine 32mg2%
Methionine 10mg1%
Phenylalanine 24mg3%
Threonine 22mg2%
Tryptophan 9mg3%
Valine 24mg1%
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition 82.3%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.07

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