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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cherries, anyone?


Fresh Cherries is one of the fruits that I have eaten only here in the USA. I haven't seen a fresh cherry in the Philippines. Even if I have seen one, I bet it will be costly so no way will I be able to afford it. I love cherries.

Cherry is an excellent source of potassium and manganese. It is a very good source of magnesium and copper. Good amounts of iron and phosphorous are found in cherries. Cherry is an excellent source of vitamin c, vitamin k and is a very good source of thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid. It also contains traces of niacin, folate and vitamin A. Cherry can reduce the pain of arthritis, gout and headaches. Cherry contains anthocyanin, a red pigment, which acts as an antioxidant. The plant pigment along with vitamin C strengthens collagen. Cherry juice contains melatonin, which is important for the function of the immune system. Cherries are used as a sedative in nausea and vomiting. Wild cherry bark is an important cough remedy. Cherry is also beneficial in treating bronchitis, asthma and chronic diarrhea. It has been found that cherries can reduce the risk of heart attack and the risk of cancer by fifty percent.

It is believed that cherries originated in the area between the Black and Caspian seas of Asia Minor. Birds may have carried it to Europe prior to human civilization.

Cherries is really good for the health... so cherries anyone????

7 comments:

Glenda said...

Wow, thanks for the info. ate! I'll start eating cherries na... sakitin pa naman ulo ko! ahehehe. =D Oh, belated Happy Mother's Day po pala! And thank you po sa LOVE && prayers for my family. I appreciate it. God Bless!

jeng said...

I like cherries pero here in the Philippines, bottled cherries lang nakakain ko :(

Nanaybelen said...

Yes it's true. sweetened cherries are also available at big groceries here but it is very expensive.

Beth Moreno said...

hallu mami lulu! ako i want cherries! and you're right..mahal dito sa pinas yan...huhuhu...

dropping by to say hello nga pala! =)

Arlyna said...

I love cherries. Those are the things i look forward to in the summer are fresh fruits. I like putting them in the freezer for a couple of minutes and they taste like cherry candies.

Dhemz said...

woi mommy lu, pwede ko mangayo? hehehe..ang amo kay wapa man nahinog...hehehe..hapit na mahuro sa squirrel nya wapa mi ka guno tawon...hahhaha!

kumusta na MOmmy Lu, miss to be here..pastilan akong laptop nag overheat...wako ka visit last night kay mahadlok kug moboto ni..wala raba tawon ko replacement ani...:)

salamat tuod sa card ha...that was very thoughtful of you...:)

labay lang ko kadyot MOmmy Lu ha...kisses kay andre...au-au!

Jane said...

We grew a lot of cherries here in WA State,farmers are about to harvest na. my favorite one is beng cherry, they are sweeter than other cherries( in my opinion anyway)

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