February 21, 2012 12:35 ET

The Power of Tart Cherries

From Dry to Frozen to Juice, Cherries Have More Power Than We Think

LANSING, MI--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - Once known for its pie persona, tart cherries have emerged as one of the hottest super fruits.

The Cherry Industry's recent Red Report took a new look at the power of tart cherries and features more than 50 scientific studies on the fruit. Available year-round in dry, frozen and juice forms, and versatile enough to include in any dish, they can help boost fruit intake and meet current dietary recommendations of two daily fruit servings. Experts suggest that one to two servings of cherries daily can help provide some of the health benefits identified in the research.

"With just one in five adults eating enough fruit each day, now more than ever, there's good reason to choose cherries," says leading health expert Dr. Wendy Bazilian. "It's my goal as a Doctor of Public Health and Dietician to encourage people to add a variety of fruit to their diets and specifically think about form and color to help guide their fruit intake."

To download the Red Report and learn more about the benefits of cherries, visit

About is sponsored by the Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI), an organization funded by North American tart cherry growers and processors. Through the exploration of our site, we hope to educate our visitors about cherries' array of health benefits, their year-round availability, and a variety of ways to enjoy them in your diet every day.

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