"You just knew that with all that rich color, it would only be a matter of time before scientists discovered the deeper complexities of this sensuous fruit."
Chewy or hard, round or animal-shaped, cherry candy was my favorite flavored sweet as a child, leaving me with red tongued delight. And then I grew up and experienced my very first living cherry, and those simulated facsimiles just never tasted the same again. I had the same experience sipping on my first glass of fresh cherry juice. Again, it’s hard to compare that enthusiastic, living taste to the tired, bottled cherry juice that has been sitting bored on the shelf for months. Cherries are God's all-natural candies, with added enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Cherry Juice
Protects Against Urinary Infection
Relieves Symptoms of Arthritis
Cherry Juice Nutrition
Cherries are a good source of vitamin C and fiber when eaten.
Cherry Juice is an excellent source of:
Cherry Juice is a good source of:
- Vitamin C
- Fibre (when eaten)
Phytochemicals & Antioxidants in Cherry Juice
Until recently, cherries were not considered a particularly nutritious fruit compared to melons and berries, but you just knew that with all that rich color, it would only be a matter of time before scientists discovered the deeper complexities of this sensuous fruit.
Cherries contain two proven health-protecting phytochemicals, quercetin and anthcyanidins. Studies have shown that people who have diets rich in quercetin foods have a reduced risk of asthma and a lower incidence of lung cancer. It is anthcyanidins that are responsible for cherries’ deep red color. Studies done by Professor Muraleedharan Nair at Michigan State University have revealed that anthcyanidins reduce inflammation as effectively as aspirin and ibuprofen, and of course, cherries taste better then pills.
An interesting study was conducted by the Wirthlin Worldwide for the Cherry Marketing Institute where they surveyed 366 cherry growers. These folks, who have the luxury of nibbling on a lot more cherries than the rest of us, had lower levels of heart disease than the national average.
Cherries also contain a good amount of melatonin. You may have heard that melatonin is a hormone produced by the brain, which lets the body knows it’s time for bed. This is very useful for people who suffer from insomnia, and even helps to offset depression.
Preparing for Juicing
It’s a little time-consuming separating flesh from pit, but you will get faster after the first few. But after taking your first drink, fresh from the juicer, it will all make sense.
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Cherry Juice Tips
If you are making the juice just for yourself and are alone in the kitchen, the fastest way to remove the pit from the flesh is to use your mouth. If on a juice fast, it does take some willpower to avoid “accidentally” swallowing some of that juicy tissue, but if you can resist, there is no faster way.
Also cherry juice sweetened with honey makes awesome popsicles. The kids will love the color and taste.
Picking Perfect Produce
Unfortunately, cherries only have a short season. They’re available in early summer, and the darker the cherries, the higher the nutrition. The best cherries for juicing are Bings or Royal Anns. Cherries will not continue to ripen after being picked. Look for heavy, firm cherries with a shiny skin and fresh stem.
Storing Your Produce
Cherries will store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
If you think cherry coke is a marriage made in heaven, wait till you try fresh apple and cherry juice.
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