Cherries & Antioxidants
|At more than 12,000 ORAC units per hundred grams of fruit, cherries have a higher antioxidant capacity than grapes, oranges, plums, raspberries and strawberries combined.
In the 18th century, developing gout or arthritis would have meant a long relationship with pain and patience. As it turns out, instead, that some tart cherry juice might have worked a little better.
Cherry pits have been found in Stone Age caves. Perhaps our earliest ancestors, when not busy dodging angry mastodons, also had an appreciation for the cherry and its antioxidant properties, including an abundance of vitamins A, B, and C. Perhaps they even enjoyed it with freshly spear-hunted boar or wild fowl; their gourmet descendents have been known to enjoy it with savory pork and duck dishes as well.
Health benefits of cherry fruit