Cherries: properties, nutritional values, calories

Cherries: properties, nutritional values, calories

The cherries they are among the fruits most loved by the el paeseni, with a red color and a sweetish taste, there are several varieties. They are packed with nutrients and health benefits. Let's find out better!


Description of cherries

Variety of cherries 

Properties and benefits of cherries

Calories and nutritional values ​​of cherries

Allied with

A recipe up your sleeve


Description of cherries

Cherries are the fruit of the cherry tree (Prunus avium), belonging to the Rosaceae family and native to Asia.

In the village, the fruits, with a tendentially round shape and a sweetish taste, they are harvested from the end of May to the end of July.

However, the morphological and organoleptic characteristics they can vary according to the variety.

Variety of cherries

Based on the color and texture of the pulp, we can distinguish two categories of cherries el paesene:

  1. le tenerine, small, light in color and with a tender pulp
  2. it lastso duroni) which, on the contrary, are larger and have a dark color and a crunchy pulp.

Among the best known, we find:

  • Railway cherry, originally from Puglia and very widespread, with large dimensions, dark color and very sweet and intense flavor;
  • Durone of Vignola, large, dark Emilian cherry with a very sweet taste;
  • Cherry of Marostica, with an intense red color, crunchy pulp and very sweet flavor;
  • Cherry Anella, with an intense red color, firm pulp and medium-sweet flavor.

Properties and benefits of cherries

Not only tasty and irresistible, cherries are also packed with nutrients and properties! 
Let's see some of them:

  • Cherries are rich in vitamin C, useful for strengthening the immune system and for skin health.
  • Cherries are rich in potassium, a mineral useful for regulating blood pressure, muscles and nerves.
  • Rich in antioxidants, cherries reduce inflammation and all associated diseases.
  • Promotes muscle recovery from physical activity, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Thanks to potassium and antioxidants, reduce cardiovascular risk.
  • They reduce inflammation and the symptomatology of arthritis.
  • I improve melatonin levels and sleep quality.


Calories and nutritional values ​​of cherries

100 g of cherries provide:

  • 38 kcal
  • 0,8 g protein
  • G carbohydrates 9
  • Sugars 9 g
  • 0,1 g fat
  • Fiber 1,3 g.

A portion indicated of fresh cherries, as with all fresh fruit, is about 150 g.


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A recipe with cherries

As much as you love, cherries are really hard to get left over, but if you've bought a lot of them and they're about to spoil, here's a fresh, nutritious, and thirst-quenching idea for you: cherry smoothie.



  • 150 g of cherries;
  • 1 mela;
  • 150 g of cow's milk or vegetable drink.


  1. Peel the apple and cut it into small cubes.
  2. Wash and pit the cherries and pour them into a blender together with the apple and milk or vegetable drink (e.g. almonds).
  3. Blend until you get a creamy and homogeneous mixture.
  4. If you prefer, refrigerate before consumption.


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Bibliography and sources

Vitamin C in Disease Prevention and Cure: An Overview, Indian journal of clinical biochemistry

Potassium and Health, Advances in Nutrition

Cherry Antioxidants: From Farm to Table, Molecules

Potassium in hypertension and cardiovascular disease, Seminar in Nephrology

Evidence for a protective effect of polyphenols-containing foods on cardiovascular health: an update for clinicians, Therapeutic advances in chronic disease

Consumption of cherries lowers plasma urate in healthy women, The Journal of Nutrition

Effect of tart cherry juice (Prunus cerasus) on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality, European Journal of Nutrition

Food composition database for epidemiological studies in the country, European Oncological Institute

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