A cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy drupe.
Cherries are a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, including potassium, calcium, vitamin A and folic acid. They are also well known for their antioxidant properties. A portion of 14 cherries counts as one of your five-a-day.
Cherries are also a good source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Potassium, Magnesium.
Cherries should be stored unwashed and uncovered in the coldest part of your refrigerator.