Tart Cherries and Antioxidant Compounds

Feb 09
A number of research universities and medical schools continue to research and publish more healthy evidence of the tart cherry. In 2006, an article published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition the tart cherry ranked 14 of the top 50 foods in a study for total ORAC per serving. The article stated that the ORAC value of the tart cherry surpassed to following foods: red wine, orange juice, prune and even dark chocolate.
Cherry Products ORAC Units Per Serving
Frozen Cherries – ½ cup 1,362
Dried Cherries – ¼ cup 3,060
Cherry Juice Concentrate – 1 oz. 3,622
* Jean Mayer USDA Human Research Center on Aging and Brunswick Laboratory

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