Everything You Need to Know About Tart Cherries and Cherry Pits
Every year in July, Michigan's Montmorency tart cherries come into season. Their goodness is harvested and processed for tart cherry health drinks (a natural treatment for arthritis, gout, muscle recovery, and boosting the immune system) and for the main ingredient in cherry pies. The pits (that normally go to a landfill) are transported to a facility that cleans and dries them, through a patented process without the use of chemicals, just water and heat!
Montmorency cherries, also known as tart cherries or dwarf cherries, are rich in a wide variety of nutrients. An 8-ounce serving of tart cherry juice contains 28 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, 2 grams of fiber, and 1 gram of fat. In addition to that, it also contains a high amount of vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, potassium, copper, and vitamin K. In comparison to the sweeter varieties, tart cherries have more vitamin A and antioxidants.
Read on for some amazing benefits of tart cherries:
Increases Strength and Reduced Muscle Soreness: Research has shown that tart cherry supplements can reduce muscle loss due to physical training. It can also contribute to speedy recovery and reduced muscle breakdown and soreness.
Helps You Sleep Better: If you suffer from insomnia or wake up groggy every morning because you didn’t get a good night’s rest, tart cherry juice might be the solution for you. Rich in melatonin, which is a sleepiness hormone, tart cherries can improve the quality of sleep as well as the duration.
Reduces Arthritis Symptoms: For people suffering from joint pain, inflammation, and other symptoms of arthritis and gout, tart cherry juice can prove to be immensely beneficial. Studies have shown that those who consume tart cherry juice are likely to experience less pain and stiffness.
- Strengthens the Immune System: As mentioned earlier, tart cherries are rich in nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, which means they can enhance your immune system. According to experts, their high antioxidant content can help keep infections at bay.
You need to, however, keep in mind that certain tart cherry juices might contain added sugar, so for best benefits, go for the unsweetened juices.
It isn’t just the tart cherry juice that can improve your health; similarly, tart cherry pits also offer undeniable benefits.
Our lovely pits are really quite magical because they mysteriously produce moist heat! When heated, our cherry-pit-filled pillows (in denim or ultra-suede cases) become amazing hot packs for moist heat treatments, with a subtle aroma of cherry pie! Because they're a woody pit they hold the heat, and the pillows can be washed. They just keep getting better as they get broken in. They also trap cold air, when chilled in the freezer they're an excellent cold pack––without the burn of gel packs or the messiness of frozen peas.
Hot Cherry Pillows are filled with clean and dried tart cherry pits that are sustainable, reusable, machine-washable, microwavable, and freezable. Depending on your needs, you can warm them up in the microwave or cool them down in the freezer, and then use them to experience relief from pain, cramps, stress, and more. They can also be incredibly beneficial for expecting moms as the pillows can be used on various parts of the body when in bed, providing much-needed relaxation and rejuvenation of stretched muscles. Hot Cherry Pillows can help the mom-to-be drift off to sleep, naturally.
Our sustainable products are made in the USA and certified by Green America.
So don't be in the pits! Ease your pain with our pits!