About the Fruit
Sour Cherries contain anthocyanin which is the red pigment in berries. Anthocyanins are also potent antioxidants. Sour Cherries have also been shown to contain high level of melatonin. Research has shown that people who have heart attacks have low melatonin levels. Besides being an anti-oxidant, melatonin has also been shown to be important for the function of immune system. Researches also indicates that melatonin suppresses COX-2. There is considerable interest at present in the use of fresh sour cherries help to treat gout- a painful inflammatory joint condition.