Cherry – tall garden tree of the Rose family. Cherries, reaching 1-1.5 cm in diameter have a sweet and sour taste.
Cherry juice made from cherries, is becoming more popular among consumers and followers of a healthy diet.
Calorie cherry juice is 47 kcal per 100 grams of product.
The composition of the cherry juice
The composition of the cherry juice with vitamins: A, B2, P, PP, folic acid. Macro and micronutrients: potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, phosphorus and sodium. Organic acids: citric, malic, quinic, succinic and salicylic. Sugars: fructose and glucose. Pectin and tannins. As well as anthocyanins, enzymes, coumarin.
Useful properties of cherry juice
Cherry is a valuable fruit for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. This is due to the high content of compounds with P-vitamin complex.
From Aronia cherry cultivars the content of vitamin P reaches 2-2,5% – almost the same as in the chokeberry. The anthocyanins contained in the fruit located more evenly throughout the flesh of the fruit, so readily available for absorption, and anthocyanins strengthen the walls of capillaries and have vs-hypertensive properties.
Cherry juice is used in folk medicine for bronchitis, and tracheitis to relieve cough and as an expectorant, for colds and fever as freshening and a febrifuge.
The pulp and cherry juice have antiseptic properties: they inhibit dysentery and pyogenic infections – Staphylococcus and streptococci. In folk medicine cherry juice with milk to treat inflammation of the joints (arthritis).
Cherry juice in folk medicine used for epilepsy and mental illness. Sedative effect of cherries attributed to the fact that the pulp of the fruits contains a lot of copper, which has a soothing effect on the nervous system.
Fresh fruit cherry juice and cherry syrup is used as an expectorant in catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, bronchitis.
Contraindications cherry juice
Cherry juice is not recommended to use with high acidity, diabetes, peptic ulcer disease of stomach and duodenum, as well as on the background of chronic diseases of the lungs.
Cherry juice in cooking
Cherry juice is an excellent ingredient for various culinary creations. It is used for cooking sauces, marinades, cocktails, desserts and creams.