Sour cherries are available fresh, frozen, canned and dried for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose cherries that are clean, bright, plump and shiny without blemishes.  

Varieties to Explore
Barbados Cherry 
Surinam Cherry 

Nutrient Content Claims 
Low calorie, Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Good source of copper 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Sour cherries are fat free. 

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Sour cherries are sodium free. 
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Sour cherries are sodium free. 
  • Sour cherries, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Sour cherries contain no fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol. 


Store sour cherries unwashed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or rinse, remove seeds and freeze for later use.  


The Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Cherries 


Presence in Ethnic Foods 
Cuban, Puerto Rican 


Social Media Posts 

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