100% Pure Cherry
Life Can Be a Bowl of Cherries!
Michigan’s Little Finger, the Leelanau Peninsula, is unlocking its most precious secret: the health benefits of tart Montmorency cherries! Bursting with delicious flavour, cherries have long been a favourite ingredient in culinary delights. Nothing tastes better than a firm, ripe cherry, warmed by the sun and harvested at its peak. And now researchers are discovering that there is more to cherries than just their palate appeal!
The Magic of Melatonin
Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio has shown that tart Montmorency cherries contain significant quantities of melatonin, a powerful antioxidant. According to Dr. Russel J. Reiter, “Tart cherries, specifically the Montmorency variety, contain an extremely significant quantity of melatonin1.”
Melatonin is a hormone secreted from the pineal gland; its concentration in the blood varies throughout the day, peaking at night-time, triggering sleepiness. Melatonin levels seem to decrease with age, which may explain why the elderly have more problems sleeping than children.
The ABC's of Anthocyanins
Since Michigan is the cherry capital of North America, it’s no surprise that researchers at Michigan State University were the first to identify the presence of numerous natural compounds in tart cherries with antioxidant properties2. These bioactive phytochemicals, called anthocyanins, are especially enriched in tart cherries.
A Cherry a Day
To top it all off, tart cherries are loaded with a variety of nutrients, including vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B6, thiamine, phosphorus, iron, calcium and potassium.
Antioxidant Capacity of Selected Fruits†
ORAC Units/100 grams
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) Units per 100 grams.
† Research conducted at Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston and Brunswick Laboratory in Wareham, Massachusetts.
It's a Cherry Jubilee!
Immunotec Concentrated Tart Montmorency Cherry Juice is delicious! Follow the label directions to make yourself a cherry beverage… or let your imagination run wild! Flavour the water you drink while exercising, serve it on ice cream or stir it into plain yogurt. The naturally great taste of tart Montmorency cherries is sure to be a hit however you choose to enjoy it!
Immunotec Concentrated Tart Montmorency Cherry Juice is 100% pure.
Freshly harvested, filtered, flash pasteurized and cold filled, Immunotec Concentrated Tart Montmorency Cherry Juice comes in a unique aluminum bottle. The bottle’s liner protects the concentrate from the outer container, providing a conveniently-sized bottle that travels well and doesn’t take up much space in your refrigerator. The benefits of cherries… to go.
1. J. Agric. Food Chem., 2001, 49,
4898-4902 Detection and Quantification of the Antioxidant Melatonin in
Montmorency and Balaton Tart Cherries (Prunus cerasus), Susanne
Burkhardt, Dun Xian Tan, Lucien C. Manchester, Rüdiger Hardeland, and
Russel J. Reiter.
2. J. Nat. Prod. 1999, 62, 294-296 Antioxidant and Antiinflammatory Activities of Anthocyanins and their Aglycon, Cyanidin, from Tart Cherries, Haibo Wang, Muraleedharan G. Nair, Gale M. Strasburg, Yu-Chen Chang, Alden M. Booren, J. Ian Gray, and David L. DeWitt.
Concentrated Tart Montmorency Cherry Juice Product Summary
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