Think these sweet treats are only about adding a wee dollop of goodness to your sundae? Well, good news – here’s the real cherry on top.

Nutrition facts at a glance

  • Cherries possess one of nature’s few dietary sources of melatonin, which helps lower body temperature, ultimately making us sleepy.
  • Cherries are loaded with potassium, which is a natural blood–pressure reducer.
  • Cherries are high in pectin, a soluble fiber that helps prevent heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol.
  • Sour cherries contain 19 times the amount of beta–carotene found in blueberries, which helps maintain eyesight and healthy skin.
  • The rich red of cherries comes from anthocyanins, the antioxidants found in grapes and red wine that inhibit inflammation, and may help soothe soreness linked to muscle and joint pain.

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Fresh Chilean Cherry Parfait
Barley Salad With Chickpeas And Chilean Cherries

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Cherries In Champagne
Cherry Cheese Plate
Cherry Cheese Plate
Fresh Cherries with Chocolate
Fresh Cherries with Chocolate
Bourbon Cherries
Cherry Fool
Cherry Smoothie
Chilean Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins
Chilean Cherry, Blueberry, and Walnut Mixed Green Salad
Chilean Cherry, Wild Rice, and Quinoa Salad
Farro Salad with Fresh Cherries
Fresh Cherry Pie Pops
Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Fresh Cherries and Mint
Savory Cherry Jam
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Chilean cherries are in season to sweeten up all your smoothies! @FruitsFromChile

Looking for a great DIY gift? Holiday Bourbon Cherries using cherries from Chile make for one unforgettable present.

Warm up on this first day of winter by enjoying this warm Wintery Cherry Tart from our friends at @FruitsFromChile

Make it for yourself, or put it in jars for holiday gifts! Everybody will love this savory cherry jam.

Hosting holiday the holiday party this year? Wow your guests with these bite size treats.

Instead of leaving milk and cookies out for Santa this year, why not leave some Chilean cherry chocolate chip muffins?

Pie on a stick? You bet! And fresh cherries from @FruitsFromChile in the middle make them that much more delicious.

Chilean cherries help sweeten up any holiday cheese plate!

Start 2017 off the healthy way with cherries from Chile! @fruitsfromchile

Add something sweet to your meals with cherries. Turn a quinoa salad in to something the whole family will enjoy.