It’s that time of year for fresh produce! 🤩
Do you have a sweet tooth?
Cherries 🍒 & Peaches 🍑 are the sweetest 🍒🍑
Cherries are small stone fruits that come in a variety of colors and flavors. There are two major categories — tart and sweet cherries, or Prunus cerasus L. and Prunus avium L., respectively.
Their colors can vary from yellow to deep blackish-red.
All varieties are highly nutritious and packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
One cup (154 grams) of sweet, raw, pitted cherries provides (1Trusted Source):
Protein: 2 grams
Carbs: 25 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Vitamin C: 18% of the
Daily Value (DV)
Potassium: 10% of the DV
Copper: 5% of the DV
Manganese: 5% of the DV
These nutrients, particularly fiber, vitamin C, and potassium, benefit health in many ways.
Vitamin C is essential for maintaining your immune system and skin health while potassium is needed for muscle contraction, nerve function, blood pressure regulation, and many other critical bodily processes (2Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source).
Cherries are also a good source of fiber, which helps keep your digestive system healthy by fueling beneficial gut bacteria and promoting bowel regularity (4Trusted Source).
Plus, they provide B vitamins, manganese, copper, magnesium, and vitamin K.
Health benefits of peaches
Heart health. All types of fruits are an important part of a heart-healthy diet, but peaches might have some specific benefits. ...
Peaches contain both soluble and insoluble fiber
Stronger immune system
It’s the perfect time for peaches 🍑 & cherries 🍒
What an easy way to stay well, get more fruits and veggies in and satisfy your sweet tooth.
What’s your favorite fruit in the summer?