Antioxidant rich Montmorency Tart Cherry – a short history
Montmorency Tart Cherries Anthocyanins – Powerful Antioxidants. They have a long history of use as a natural medicine. Roman legions brought tart cherries (eventually named Montmorency for the area that they were planted in) to Europe from their Asian conquests. The Romans consumed the tart cherry to heal their wounds (anti-inflammatory/antioxidant properties of tart cherries) and used the wood for their weapons. In the late 19th century, Montmorency tart cherries and their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential became well known.
New world research into anthocyanins 1 & 2, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
Research conducted at Michigan State University found that Montmorency tart cherries contain the highest concentrations of anthocyanins 1 and 2. These powerful antioxidants/anti-inflammatory help block enzymes associated with inflammation and help ease the pain of arthritis and gout.
Montmorency tart cherries are well researched as to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Anthocyanins may help with blood lipids thus reducing heart disease risk, help with pain and inflammatory issues. Read more about the anti-inflammatory benefits of Montmorency tart cherries.
Tart cherries and melatonin
Montmorency tart cherries are packed with melatonin – another powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. For an easier read – check out the post below …