What do the terms tart, red, pie and sour cherries health benefits have in common? They all refer to the Montmorency cherry and Michigan produces and harvests over 70% of the entire U.S. crop. Thanks to increasing growing and harvesting techniques, Northwestern lower Michigan continues to lead the U.S. in sour cherry production. In addition, this section of Michigan is also referred to as the "Cherry Capital of the World"
So with all of the great fruit coming out of this region what are the sour cherries health benefits? While much research has been conducted on a wide variety of natural health benefits of this tiny fruit, the main health areas of this fruit are the following:
Helps maintain healthy joint function*
Helps maintain a healthy nights sleep*
Helps soothe sore muscles due to physical exercise*
Again while these are the main benefits of this Michigan-grown fruit, other research shows other benefits too. For example the University of Michigan has published research that it also helps reduce belly fat. This is great news for those looking to trim their waistline naturally. This fruit comes in a variety of products including cherry juice, capsules, powdered and dried.
Check out this video to show more about this amazing up-n-coming superfruit from Michigan. You 'll be able to see tart cherries from space then have a much closer view of this great tasting fruit.