While cherries are grown in several states, we source our red tart cherries from our organic growers in Utah and Washington state. There are several varieties of cherries but we choose the Montmorency varietal for its taste, usability, and nutritional benefits.
The Montmorency cherry tree is named for an area near Paris, France. However, the cultivation of this tart cherry dates back to Ancient Rome. The Romans discovered the fruit along the banks of the Black Sea. They began planting cherry trees along roads throughout the Roman territory for food, as well as, wood to build weapons and equipment.
Not only are our tart cherries sun-dried and lightly sweetened to perfection, but they are bursting with added health benefits.
Here's what we think are the top 4:
1. Campaign for The BrainTart cherries may be the key to a brighter brain, according to research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, which reports that high levels of antioxidants and anthocyanins (which give tart cherries their bright red color) in tart versus sweet cherries may slow degenerative brain diseases.
2. Sweet Dreams
Cherries contain natural melatonin, which is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger that helps "cool down" excess inflammation and associated oxidative stress. It also plays a vital role in sleep and bodily regeneration.
3. Managing Muscles
According to an Oregon Health & Science University study, consuming tart cherries before exercise significantly reduces the amount of inflammation in the muscles, as well as, contributes to more rapid muscle strength recovery.
4. Under Pressure
A portion of all sales of our organic sun-dried cherries is pledged to the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners non-profit. The BCCP works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to the toxic chemicals and radiation linked the disease.
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 News, OHSU. “Tart Cherry Juice Reduces Muscle Pain and Inflammation.” OHSU News, OHSU, 10 July 2010, news.ohsu.edu/2010/07/07/tart-cherry-juice-reduces-muscle-pain-and-inflammation.
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