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Organic Sour Cherries - 100g - Fair Trade

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These organic Fairtrade sour cherries are:

  • 100% natural
  • contain antioxidant substances
  • sun-dried/solar dried
  • specially sorted
  • have the potential to regulate many negative physical symptoms
  • without preserving agents
  • without any acidifiers
  • without colouring agents or other natural additives
  • Fairtrade
  • Raw food
  • Vegan

Cherries contain anthocyanins, specifically, the substance cyanidin. Anthocyanins have an antioxidant effect that can exceed the benefits provided by vitamin C and vitamin E by a multiple factor, at least in vitro. They bind free radicals in the body, protecting DNA, lipids and carbohydrates from damage.

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More positive effects ascribed to anthocyanins:

They are said to improve the sight, inhibit inflammation and protect the vessels. [1]

Sour cherries contain vitamin A, B1, B2 and E, as well as considerable amounts of potassium and folic acid. [2]

The cherries vitamin C content can be as much as 10x that of lemons [3].

Additionally, sour cherries are one of the few sources of natural melatonin, which regulates the sleeping/waking cycle As a result, the sour cherry is said to have a positive effect on sleep disorders. [2]

When consumed regularly, sour cherry juice can reduce muscle cramps and muscle fatigue caused by excessive sporting activities, it also seems to act preventively against osteoporosis and strokes. [2]

Cherries have an antioxidant capacity of around 6800 mol TE (ORAC value = Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity). The bodys defence mechanisms are strengthened by foods rich in antioxidants, and this helps to neutralise excessive production of free radicals. The recommended ORAC daily requirement is between 5000 and 7000 [4].


These organic Fairtrade sour cherries are very fruity and with a sourish in taste. The vibrant dark colour develops during the gentle drying process. Sour cherries have less fruit flesh than sweet cherries.

Origin and Production:

Organic Fairtrade sour cherries are sourced exclusively from Uzbekistan. Large parts of the region are certified for organic and FAIRTRADE products, and are cultivated by the FAIRTRADE farmers living there. The farmers are part of a large Fairtrade community made up of 3 groups, Dustkul Bogi, Turkiston Gulba and Turob Bobo. 1,000 farmers and their families belong to the community. By working with Fairtrade, the farmers can provide their families with a secure income and offer their children new opportunities.

After harvesting, the cherries are washed, pitted and then gently dried using solar energy. The drying process is very eco-friendly, using a solar drying method that has a minimal impact on the product.

Sources: [1] Wikipedia Anthocyane [2] Wikipedia Sour / tart / cherries [3] Harvard University [4] ORAC USDA Database