Cherries are small, round fruits with usually a small dimple at its stem end. Its thin skin is a dark-red with a glossy sheen. The flesh is firm yet juicy and surrounds a single central seed.
Cherries contain anthocyanins, the red pigment inherently found within berries. Anthocyanins are potent antioxidants that are being heavily researched for their potential health benefits, including anti-inflammation and pain reduction. Cherries are also a good source of vitamins A and C, calcium and iron. Cherries are incredibly versatile extending uses into sweet and savory recipes, raw or cooked preparations, and may be found fresh, dried, frozen, preserved or even pickled.