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Posted by terrepruitt on August 7, 2010

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cherries.  How about you?  My husband came home recently (can you tell he does the grocery shopping?  Awesome, huh?) with a 3 pound container of cherries.  Oh my!  I love cherries.  I think they are beautiful.

I had a difficult time photographing them though because they kept disappearing.  Okay, I admit, they disappeared into my mouth.  YUM!

I was curious about cherries so I went looking around and I found out that tart cherries help relieve gout pain.  They have compounds that help with the inflammation, the vitamin C and potassium help with lowering the uric acid levels.

Each place I looked had slightly different numbers on a cup of cherries, so here is what I ended up with

  • Calories:  Between 75 and 100
  • Fat:  Between 0 and 1.5 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates: Between 18.73 and 23.2 grams
  • Fiber: Between 2 and 3 grams
  • Sugars: Between 15 and 18.6 grams
  • Protein: Between 1.24 and 1.5 grams

I would think it depends on the sweetness.  The sweeter they are the higher the calories, carbs, and sugar.  These numbers are based on raw cherries, not ones cooked into a pie or a cobbler.  While I LOVE cherries, I do not like them cooked or dried.  Do you?

Some places list cherries on the same list as blueberries and cranberries, you know, the “Superfruits”, but some do not.  I guess we will see as more research is done.

How do you feel about cherries?

14 Responses to “Cherries”

  1. Hi Terre! Just like you, I LOVE cherries…bing cherries, cherry cherries, cherry tomatoes, etc. AND The Nutman Co. sells chocolate pastel cherries…they are soooooo good. When a friend of mine from Michigan comes to town, she always buys the chocolate pastel cherries. There are Door County Cherries (from Door County, Wisconsin), Michigan Cherries, and I’m sure so many other varieties…

    Thanks for posting…nice pics by the way. Made me drool.

    Love to you,



    • I have been looking at your Nutman page. I am not a dried fruit fan or a chocolate covered fruit fan but my husband LOVES chocolate covered cherries. I’ve been wondering about your mixes and malted balls. Everything sounds yummy.

      Lately I have been having a hard time choosing one picture. Pretty cheeries!


  2. tobeme said

    Love cherries too! Bought two pounds yesterday. Love them in a pie or cobbler.


  3. suzicate said

    Yes, my father drinks tart cherry juice for exactly that-relief from gout pain! I love cherries, and must admit I love cherry pie topped with vanilla ice cream, my bad!


    • SC –

      So it has to be the TART kind, huh? I kept seeing “TART” so I went with that, but I wasn’t sure if that meant a sweet cherry wouldn’t help. Is that what it means?

      Loving cherry pie topped with yummy vanilla ice cream is not bad at all! Eating delicious things is yummy. And I bet where you are you get REAL home-made type of cherry pie and ice cream. So, honestly LOVING it is not “bad” . . . . it is the-eating-it-all-the-time that might be considered “bad”. Ya know? One has got to have their yummy treats and things they love, but . . . . the healthy diet wouldn’t have that all the time. Moderation. A thing I sometimes am challenged with. 🙂


      • suzicate said

        Apparently, it is the tart. Can only find one grocery store that carries tart cherry juice. However, he will eat cherries or even those marachino (sp) cherries that you can buy in a jar if he can’t find the juice. My dad is REALLY big on his holistic rememdies!


        • I wouldn’t think maraschino (I looked it up, had no idea how to spell it) cherries had any health benefits. I don’t even know how those are made. Eww.For as much as I LOVE cherries, I have never liked those. Nice to hear your dad is into holistic stuff. Cool!


  4. j said

    I love (only raw) cherries too. And that first picture is amazing!


  5. Lucas said

    Great post! I’m a die-hard health and fitness fanatic and glad there are blogs full of useful information like yours; they keep me going. I’m excited to read more of your posts!


  6. Dani H said

    LOVE cherries. ALL cherries, even maraschino ~ I occasionally make my daughter and granddaughter chocolate-dipped maraschino cherries. (My grandson only likes chocolate-dipped strawberries and bananas.) The last few years I have added candies to my holiday baking. I have an almost-the-same-as-purchased chocolate covered cherry that I hope to get right this year. I would love to make a cherry pie with fresh cherries but am too cheap to buy a cherry pitter and don’t have the patience to pit them anyway. Plus I’d probably eat so many while pitting that there wouldn’t be enough left for a pie. Now I want some cherries! *Big Squishy Hugs*


    • But why would you want it almost the same as purchased? Isn’t home made better?

      I know, what you mean, I want cherries now too. And I finished this batch days ago.

      Thank you for stopping by. Glad you are here!


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