ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is one of many agents that helps to fight cancer.
This berry is shown to have one of the highest amounts of antioxidants of both fruits and vegetables. Black Raspberries have a very high content of anthocyanins, which attributes to the characteristics of antioxidants in the berries. Researchers are currently linking anthocyanin activity to improving vision, controlling diabetes, improving circulation, preventing cancer, and retarding the effects of aging, particularly loss of memory and motor skills.
Health News Update -- According to ongoing research, cherries are a rich source of antioxidants that can help fight cancer and heart disease. In addition, they contain compounds that help relieve the pain of arthritis, gout and even headaches.
Recipe Box-- A collection of Cherry recipes ranging from easy treats for kids to gourmet holiday cooking. Also includes food service recipes.
Color May Be Key to Nutrition
The pigmentation in fruits and vegetables is directly related to phytochemical content. Phytochemical content is what make the fruits and vegetables nutritious.
Foods higher in colors such as reds, purples, blues and greens are generally better for you. This is why buying fruit that is vine ripened is better for you. Darker fruits and vegetables are more nutritious because in theory without the color the phytochemicals are not there.
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University in Medford, MS.