Cherry fruit nutrition facts

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Sweet cherry (Prunus avium) is a deciduous tree belonging to the genus Prunus. It is native to Europe, Northern Africa and Western Asia. Cherry is a drupe and contains one seed.

Cherry (Prunus avium)
Cherry (Prunus avium)

The fruit is low in sodium and high in calcium, phosphorus and potassium. It contains 13% sugars and provides instant energy. Fair amounts of vitamin c is present.

Bing cherry (cultivar of Prunus avium)
Bing cherry (cultivar of Prunus avium)

Except for the ripe cherry fruit all other parts of the tree including leaves and flowers are slightly toxic.

Cherry  tree
Cherry tree

Nutrient values and weights given below are calculated for edible portion only. About 10% of the weight is wasted in the form of pits and stems.

Cherry fruit facts

Nutrient facts Units Value per 100g One cup without
pits 150g
Water g 82.25 126.67
Energy kcal 63 97
Carbohydrate g 16.01 24.66
Protein g 1.06 1.63
Lipid (fat) g 0.20 0.31
Dietary fibre g 2.1 3.2
Ash g 0.48 0.74

Fruit facts: Cherry carbohydrates nutrition

Carbohydrates facts Units Value per
One cup without
pits 150g
Sugars g 12.82 19.74
Sucrose g 0.15 0.23
Fructose g 5.37 8.27
Glucose (dextrose) g 6.59 10.15
Galactose g 0.59 0.91
Maltose g 0.12 0.18

Fruit facts: Cherry minerals nutrition

Minerals facts Units Value per 100g One cup without
pits 150g
Calcium mg 13 20
Manganese mg 0.07 0.11
Iron mg 0.36 0.55
Phosphorus mg 21 32
Magnesium mg 11 17
Potassium mg 222 342
Zinc mg 0.07 0.11
Copper mg 0.06 0.09
Fluoride mcg 2.0 3.1

Cherry fruit vitamins nutrition

Vitamins nutrition facts Units Value per
One cup
pits 150g
Vitamin C mg 7.0 10.8
Thiamin mg 0.03 0.04
Riboflavin mg 0.03 0.05
Niacin mg 0.15 0.24
Pantothenic acid mg 0.20 0.31
Vitamin B6 mg 0.05 0.08
Folate mcg 4 6
Choline mg 6.1 9.4
Vitamin A IU IU 64 99
Lutein + zeaxanthin mcg 85 131
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.07 0.11
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) mcg 2.1 3.2

Cherry fruit lipids nutrition

Lipids Units Value per
One cup
pits 150g
Saturated fatty acids g 0.04 0.06
Monounsaturated fatty acids g 0.05 0.07
Polyunsaturated fatty acids g 0.05 0.08
Phytosterols mg 12 18

Fruit facts: Amino acids nutrition

Amino acids Units Value per 100g One cup without
pits 150g
Threonine g 0.02 0.03
Serine g 0.03 0.05
Isoleucine g 0.02 0.03
Proline g 0.04 0.06
Leucine g 0.03 0.05
Glycine g 0.02 0.04
Lysine g 0.03 0.05
Glutamic acid g 0.08 0.13
Methionine g 0.01 0.02
Aspartic acid g 0.57 0.88
Cystine g 0.01 0.02
Histidine g 0.02 0.02
Phenylalanine g 0.02 0.04
Valine g 0.02 0.04
Tyrosine g 0.01 0.02
Arginine g 0.02 0.03
Alanine g 0.026 0.04

Source: USDA National Nutrient Database

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