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Healthy Montmorency Cherries

Tart cherries are a healthy whole fruit that is high in fiber, potassium, beta carotene, and antioxidants. One-quarter cup of dried cherries has 15% of the RDA for fiber.

Cherries also contain potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamins A, C, B6, E, and folic acid.   Tart cherries have virtually no fat and no sodium.

“Tart cherries have 19 times as much vitamin A and beta carotene as strawberries and blueberries!” By Dr. Alice Jo Rainville.

This variety of nutrients in tart cherries translates into good nutrition. In fact, the nutrient profile of cherries is hard to beat.

The key to a healthy cherry is Montmorency. Emerging evidence suggests that the Montmorency tart cherries health benefits come from the unique attributes make the nutritional profile hard to top.

  • Contains Natural Melatonin, which helps maintain
  • Healthy/Normal Sleep Cycles**
  • Supports Healthy Joint Function**
  • Supports Healthy
  • Cardiovascular Function**
  • Naturally Gluten Free
  • No Added Sugar

Montmorency Tart Cherry Benefits 


Montmorency Tart Cherries have been linked to benefits that aid in post workout recovery.

Montmorency tart cherries have anthocyanins that give them their deep red color and helps you recover quicker after workouts. King Orchards supplies to athletes of all levels including pro and, college teams.


Cherries contain naturally occurring melatonin, helping regulate your sleep cycles. Improving the quality of your sleep. Getting you ready for the next day’s activities.

Pure Fruit

King Orchards uses 100% Northern Michigan grown Montmorency Tart Cherries.

Our concentrate is made from pure Montmorency tart cherries; no preservatives or additives.

Melatonin in Cherries

Cherries are one of the few known food sources of melatonin, a potent antioxidant produced naturally by the body’s pineal gland that helps regulate biorhythm and natural sleep patterns.

Experts indicate that just a handful of cherries contain more melatonin than what is normally found in the blood. Each ounce of King Orchards Cherry Juice Concentrate contains 4910ng of Melatonin.


Studies have shown that the antioxidant compounds in tart cherry juice may decrease some of the symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage. Tart cherry juice concentrate scored highest of all fruits and vegetables in recently conducted extensive nutraceutical evaluations and ORAC testing by Brunswick Laboratories.


Anthocyanins are natural colorants belonging to a group of compounds called the flavonoids. They are widely distributed among fruits, such as cherries, vegetables and flowers. In addition to their colorful characteristics, anthocyanins possess potent antioxidant properties. Ongoing studies are also exploring the role of cherries in promoting cardiovascular health. A one ounce serving of King Orchards tart cherry juice concentrate provides 57,946.2 ORAC 5.0 units, which measure the antioxidant capacity of foods.

 Read more about ORAC testing and the new results we have uncovered.

12 Responses

    1. Our concentrate contains only Montmorency tart cherries; no added ingredients. That goes for our frozen cherries as well.

    1. After drinking the concentrate over time, that melatonin stores in your body so time of day does not matter other than personal preference.

      1. I suffer from 4 stage neuropathy, the next stage is amputation.I have to drink a glass of Concentrated Montatcacy cherry juice a day just to alleviate the
        Inflammation so as to walk, it really
        Works,it’s natural medicine

        1. Virginia,
          We are so happy to hear that our Montmorency tart cherry concentrate helps reduce your inflammation. Thank you for being a loyal customer.

    1. Judith,
      We are very proud of our farming practices, and strive to take care of our land, our trees, and our community. We use a combination of regenerative, organic, and integrated pest management solutions on our farm. This combination of practices lets us take care of our farm the way that we feel is best. Because we farm in northern Michigan, where we get a lot of rain, use of certain fungicides is necessary to prevent mold on our fruit. In addition, we test our 100% Montmorency tart cherry concentrate every year for purity standards. I hope this answers your question.

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