Sour cherry protects us against a lot of diseases thanks to its vitamin and mineral content. It contains strong anti-oxidants like Vitamin A, C and E and minerals like potassium, sodium, calcium and phosphor. One glass of sour cherry juice meets 10% daily potassium need of a person.
The anthocyanin that it contains makes it a highly anti-oxidant fruit. Anthocyanin is also known for its effects on preventing cell aging. Drinking one glass of sour cherry juice a day will supply your daily anti-oxidant need.
Since it is a little bit sour, most mothers don't want to give sour cherry to their babies. However it is better to act a little adventurous sometimes. On the contrary, most babies love that sour taste. Sour cherry jam recipes are great alternatives prepared using very little sugar. Taste it yourself and see whether your baby will like it?
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Keep in mind
What is anthocyanin?
Red-purple fruits and vegetables, flowers and trees with purple leaves all have anthocyanin that is coloring agent and has high anti-oxidant potential. This strong anti-oxidant lowers the risk of getting big c, cardiovascular diseases.
It is good for improving the memory. Anthocyanin penetrates into brain cell walls very effectively and provides anti-oxidant protection.
It is known that eating enough amount of sour cherry increases the rate of melatonin in blood. Melatonin plays a role in regulation sleep.
Don't ever let your baby eat cherries by himself. Cherry stone may easily stick in his throat. You can wrap it inside a cheesecloth or use pacified with fruit nets produced specifically for this purpose.
100 grams of sour cherry contain;
Vitamin A 1321 IU
Vitamin C 10.3 mg
Calcium 16.5 mg
Magnesium 9.3 mg
Phosphor 15.4 mg
Potassium 178 mg