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I love experimenting with fruit sorbets – so when I stumbled across some research regarding the expansive health benefits of tart cherries – it wasn’t long before I discovered and requested a product called CherryPharm Cherry Juice – an all-natural 100% Juice (with tart cherries, never made from concentrate).
In about a week, I received 8, 8 oz. bottles and was excited to try it out. The flavor was immediately rich and overpowering – like drinking a cherry pie – at first, sour.
Cherries contain anthyocyanins, the reddish pigments in berries that are high in antioxidants, which are best consumed in an unadulterated form (not from concentrate or in supplements). Recent studies suggest that consistent exposure to anthocyanins may reduce levels of cancer, aging, neurological diseases, inflammation, diabetes and bacterial infections.
CherryPharm’s Web site also boasts the benefits of “precovery” providing a full list of potential benefits of a daily serving of tart cherry juice, such as lessening pain and speeding recovery after exercise and improving sleep quality. Read why Tart Cherries.
The downside? CherryPharm isn’t cheap – 8, 8 oz. bottles sell for $19.99 while 24, 8 oz. bottles go for $49.99. But while, financially, CherryPharm may seem too rich for your blood, nutritiously, it ultimately isn’t.
And, as an Herb Companion reader, you are entitled to a 10 percent off coupon! Just enter the code CPHC at checkout to collect your savings – and start getting healthy.
CherryPharm’s rich flavor is intense, and if you cannot enjoy it straight from the bottle, here are some great recipes to benefit from its library of nutrients – with a twist:
Taylor’s Super-Simple Spiked Cherry Sorbet
· 1 pkg. frozen cherries
· 2-3 8 oz. bottles of CherryPharm cherry juice
· 1/4 cup rum
· A bit of lime juice to taste
Blend on high, or mix in a blending food processor until texture is smooth. Garnish with a cherry and/or whipped cream.
Collin’s Cherry Cocktail
· 1 ½ oz. CherryPharm cherry juice
· 1 ½ oz. Vodka
· ½ Lemon or lemon juice
· Club soda (as much or as little as you like)
Mix and pour into a tall Collin’s glass half-filled with crushed ice and fill in with club soda. Garnish with a lemon slice and a cherry.
Belizan Cherry Punch
· Orange Juice
· Apple Juice
· 2, 8 oz. bottles of CherryPharm
· White Rum to taste
Fill ¼ punch bowl with orange juice. Fill another ¼ with apple juice. Mix in CherryPharm and add rum to taste.