What is the difference between black cherry extract and the tart cherry extract? That is a question we get asked a lot. The black cherry is also referred to as the "sweet" cherry, while the tart variety is known as the pie cherry. Here is the nutritional information from the USDA website each fruit: Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1 cup (250.0 g) Amount Per Serving Calories 120 Sodium 20mg - 1% of daily value Total Carbohydrates 33.0g - 11% of daily value Sugar - 33.0g Nutritional information for the tart cherry: Nutrition Facts Serving Size .67 cup (137.0 g) Amount Per Serving Calories 60 - Calories from Fat 0 Total Fat 0.0g - 0% of daily value Saturated Fat 0.0g - 0% of daily value Trans Fat 0.0g - 0% of daily value Cholesterol 0.0mg - 0% of daily value Sodium 10mg - 0% of daily value Total Carbohydrates 14.0g - 5% of daily value Dietary Fiber 2.1g 2.1% of daily value Sugars 11.0g The greatest benefit is the tart offers less sugar than the sweet variety. That is just one reason we use the sour fruit in our products, exclusively. In addition, that is why many people chose the fresh black fruit to enjoy as a tasty summer snack. The other variety may be a little too tart for many, but the tart cherry juice is just the right blend of taste and tang. The extract is made when the fruit is turned into a powder and then encapsulated. We use a proprietarty process we call FruiTration to produce our tart cherry extract powder and tart cherry juice.