Sour cherry is rich in vitamins A, C, E as well as folic acid, potassium, magnesium, iron and fiber. The fruit contains phenols, galic acid and p-coumaric acid, kaempferol and quercetin.
Sour cherry's strong anti-inflammatory properties make it useful for pain reduction in gout, muscle inflammation, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
It is good for the heart and blood vessels. Regular intake prevents the development of certain cancers, diabetes, anemia and heart disease.
It represents a rich source of potassium, has a high percentage of water (84%) while its protein content is low.
It is rich in B vitamins and cobalt, and contains low sugar.