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Cherries, the most desired fruit

Cherries, the most desired fruit

Mireia Cervera 03 June 2016

Cherries are one of the most desired fruits by all, discover in this post all their properties and benefits for our body, as well as ideas to enjoy this delicious fruit on our table.

Thecherries are the most well-known and appreciated spring- summer fruits, and partly we are lucky that they are still veryrget = "_ blank"> seasonal and we are all looking forward to the arrival of this prized little, reddish and delicious fruit. Young and old alike enjoy eating this magnificent delicacy whose colors range from yellow to black. And it is that,Who doesn't like cherries ?

Few landscapes offer a picture as beautiful as cherry blossom fields; when the air begins to smell like spring and our instincts demand this shiny, reddish fruitpacked with antioxidants. A spring -summer delicacy that depending on how long the winter cold lasts, we can start tasting at the end of April until mid-Augustor.

The word cherry comes from Cerasonte , an Italian city where many cherry trees are grown. This fruit, native to the Middle East, has acclimatized very well in almost any region of the planet. In Europe theRomans began its cultivation in the year 680 of the Christian era. In Spain, the production of the Ebro Valley, areas of Andalusia and the Valencian Country stands out. In Catalonia, the region with the most production is Baix Llobregat, although there is alsocan the area of Alt Empordà, Segrià and Alt Camp.

Cherries are rich above all in vitamin C and bioflavonoids that make it an excellent antioxidant.

Its beneficial properties for the body are inversely proportional to its size. Cherries are low in calories and high in water, so they are perfect for the first hot summer days. They are fruits very riCos in fructose, the sugar in fruit, which makes them suitable for diabetics, that is, as long as the portions indicated by the doctor are respected. The fiber present in its composition helps regulate intestinal transit thanks to its lax effectnte. It is also considered a good source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, which in itself make it an excellent antioxidant . In turn, it protects the heart and promotes blood circulation, helps to keep it in good condition.s capillaries of the ocular retina, being perfect for preserving sight. As if that were not enough, the red color of this fruit indicates that it has a high content of anthocyanin, which is another great antioxidant beneficial to eliminatefree radicals and prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer or arthritis. The most abundant minerals are iron, magnesium and potassium, the latter important in normal muscle activity. The substances contained inCherries make them dissolve impurities in the body, expelling uric acid from it, as it has a first-order cleansing action in the blood and in the body.

Cherries must be pickedquite ripe, and when buying them, we must choose the juiciest and ripest, better with an intense red or black color, depending on the variety. At home they keep well for a couple of weeks if we keep them in the fridge without washing or covering them.

cherries are a temptation and it is easy to finish them before making the recipe with them.

The cherry is a very popular fruit in addition tovery tasty on the palate; which gives us many benefits for our body and incredible nutritional properties, but its season lasts very little, so take the opportunity to recharge the batteries of this excellent fruit.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale