Organic Sweet Cherries 100 g Fair Trade
These cherries are being harvested fully ripe and on the very same day pitted, gently dried and sorted.
They contain antioxidant substances, with a fruity and sweet taste and a vibrant dark colour.
- Raw food,
- Product Description
- Our organic Fairtrade sweet cherries are
- 100% natural
- Contain antioxidant substances
- Sun-dried/solar dried
- Specially sorted
- Without preserving agents
- Without any sweetener
- Without colouring agents or other natural additives
These 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. 
Cherries have an antioxidant capacity of around 3356 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 .
These organic Fairtrade sweet cherries are juicy and soft, with an intensely fruity sweet taste. They are dark red to blackish red in colour.
It takes 1 kg fresh to produce 100 gr dried organic cherries.
Origin and Production:
Organic Fairtrade cherries 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:  Wikipedia Anthocyane  ORAC USDA Database