The best way to describe the montmorency cherry is to tell you that it’s the cherry you’ll most likely find on top of your sundae or inside a cherry pie (also known as the tart cherry). Montmorency cherries are part of the lighter-red Amarelle cultivar of sour cherries and are actually full of many health benefits.

The health benefits of the Montmorency cherry dates back to the early 21st century and has since then been promoted as a health food. It’s been studied that the cherry has benefits when it comes to blood pressure, sleep quality and duration of sleep. It’s particular beneficial to those who suffer with irregular sleep patterns and wake up often throughout the night.

The best way to get your daily dose of montmorency cherry naturally is from consuming tart cherry juice.   The juice is made up from the fruit of the prunus cerasus tree which is native to southwest Asia and Europe. However, it’s important to be aware that some tart cherry juices can contain a lot of sugar. Therefore, it’s important to read the labels and reap the benefits from the unsweetened tart cherry juices.

Links to other interesting documents and articles…

10 health benefits of tart cherry juice

Randomized double-blind crossover study of the efficacy of a tart cherry juice blend in treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee