SWEET CHERRIES / CHERRIES (Prunus avium L.)
Sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) is a deciduous woody plant and belongs to the Rosaceae family and Prunoideae subfamily. The fruit is monocarpic pome, with spherical appearance and dark red, pink or yellow colour. The fruits are meaty, sweet tasting, 2-3 pieces stacked together on stalks. Sweet cherry is a very important agricultural plant and its fruits are in high demand both for fresh consumption and for processing. Sweet cherry has the most vitamin C compared to other pome fruit. The fruit is also rich in zinc, folic acid, calcium, antioxidants, and flavonoids which play an important role in binding free radicals in the body. Cherry also contains cellulose, which tightly regulates digestion. Due to the high water content, positive impact on the functioning of the kidneys, liver and bile.
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