Cherries and Health: A Review

  title={Cherries and Health: A Review},
  author={Letitia M. McCune and Chieri Kubota and Nicole R. Stendell-Hollis and Cynthia A. Thomson},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition},
  pages={1 - 12}
Cherries, and in particular sweet cherries, are a nutritionally dense food rich in anthocyanins, quercetin, hydroxycinnamates, potassium, fiber, vitamin C, carotenoids, and melatonin. UV concentration, degree of ripeness, postharvest storage conditions, and processing, each can significantly alter the amounts of nutrients and bioactive components. These constituent nutrients and bioactive food components support the potential preventive health benefits of cherry intake in relation to cancer… 

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