The Australian cherry season lasts just 100 days!
Aussie Cherries are available in abundant supply from November through to the end of February and are the quintessential summer fruit – brilliant for your health and beauty, tasty, versatile and great value for money.
Cherries are loved for their delicious flavour and ruby red colour and can be enjoyed in many ways every day – they are perfect for a summer picnic, lunchbox treat or festive family feast.
Cherries are one of the top antioxidant-rich foods (with capacity to hold nearly 5,000 in a one cup serving) and have been linked to reducing pain and inflammation associated with inflammatory arthritis and gout. They are one of the few natural sources for melatonin, which can help regulate sleep cycles. The deep red color of dark-sweet cherries means the fruit contains anthocyanins (a type of antioxidant) that plays a role in improving cognitive function and protects the heart and its surrounding tissues. They can also aid in workout recovery!
This super summer fruit scores a low 22 on the glycemic index, making cherries great for maintaining blood sugar levels, especially for those with diabetes. Cherries contain boron to maintain calcium balance, promote bone health, and prevent osteoporosis. They have potassium to help muscle, heart, kidney, and nerve cells function.
Whew, all that nutrition in such a petite piece of fruit?! Time to eat more cherries!