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U.S. Grown Montmorency
Tart Cherry Health Benefits

The many forms of U.S.-grown Montmorency Tart Cherries
pack a serious punch when it comes to health benefits.


U.S. Grown Montmorency dried tart cherries contain nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, copper, and flavonoids, including anthocyanins.

Anthocyanins are the deep red pigment found in Montmorency tart cherries that possess strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Researchers at Texas A&M tested the beneficial effects of powdered Montmorency tart cherries in athletes participating in both strength and endurance events.


In the first study with 23 healthy, resistance-trained men, the participants who consumed one capsule a day (480 mg) of the powdered tart cherries for 10 days reported less quadriceps soreness and strength loss after performing back squat exercises. The second study used the same methodology but in 27 aerobically trained male and female runners or triathletes.


Compared to the placebo group, the group that was supplemented with tart cherries experienced lower markers of muscle damage and inflammation after a half-marathon run.


Montmorency tart cherry research has examined blood pressure and blood lipids. Studies on cardiovascular health are still emerging, with preliminary studies exploring tart cherries and their effect on blood pressure and blood lipids. A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study of 15 men with early hypertension found that the participants who consumed tart cherry juice concentrate (60 mL, or the equivalent of 180 tart cherries) experienced a reduction in systolic blood pressure, but not microvascular reactivity or arterial stiffness.



Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) has worked with 30+ universities all over the world to unlock the extraordinary health benefits and validate the health advantages of U.S. Montmorency tart cherries. More than 110 studies have been published outlining various health benefits of U.S. Montmorency tart cherries, and the research is continuing. The CMI portfolio includes the following published studies: Anthocyanins (19), Antioxidants (13), Gout (8), Heart Health (13), Inflammation (11), Obesity (4), Muscle Recovery (27), Sleep (7) and other (11). This research has significant value to the cherry industry. The U.S. cherry industry remains dedicated to investing in health benefit-related research. 

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