About Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate

Tart Cherry Juice. The best concentrate to be had because:A glass half full of cherry juice concentrate.

  • 100% grown, processed and packaged in the USA
  • King Orchards quality inspected and supervised
  • Always has been- always will be made with only MONTMORENCY CHERRIES
  • Concentrated to 68 Brix, a measure of sugar, which is at the top end of the industry standard

 Direct From the Grower.

John King gives a Montmorency tart cherry orchard tourCherries have been a popular food for centuries, and now research has demonstrated an amazing array of nutritional benefits derived from a diet that includes Montmorency tart cherries.

Our concentrate always has and always will be 100% Montmorency tart cherries. When you buy from us, you benefit from a strong commitment that goes far beyond a pleasant voice on the telephone or a slick, four-color catalog. As growers, we are stewards of the land and active in our rural community. Our investment begins long before a label is put on a product or an order is processed. We are tart cherry growers with over 180 acres of Montmorency trees, and a lifetime of experience and dedication to the future of tart cherries.

 

Concentrate vs. Single Strength?

  • More versatility- You don’t need to just drink this with water; Add it to your smoothies, protein drink, orange juice, etc. (The possibilities are endless!)
  • Takes up less space- This small quart bottle is the equivalent to 2 gallons of juice and can be stored in your refrigerator or freezer (without actually solidifying in the freezer).
  • Cost- Single strength juice can cost upwards of $6-7 per quart. Our concentrate equals out to less than $2.50 per quart
  • Know what you’re drinking- Our concentrate has ONE ingredient; Montmorency tart cherries!
  • Extended shelf life- Our concentrate is extremely stable when stored properly (in a freezer or refrigerator), retaining freshness for a year or more.

Cherry Juice Mix Tips

King Orchards Cherry Juice is concentrated to the strength of at least 68 brix.* This allows the recommended mix at 7 parts water to 1 part cherry juice to have a nice tart flavor with enough cherry goodness to help keep you healthy.

Outside of the Box

One of the great things about high quality fruit juice is that it can be made to your personal tastes. One who enjoys a tart flavor can add less water or more concentrate to suit their tastes. The sweet tooth options are endless–add your Cherry Juice Concentrate to your favorite lemonade, cider or soda for delicious and refreshing cherry beverages. The possibilities are endless!

Healthy Tart Cherries

The key to a healthy cherry is Montmorency. Emerging evidence suggests that the Montmorency tart cherries unique attributes make the Montmorency 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

Vitamins & Minerals

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.3001L

Melatonin

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.

Antioxidants

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

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 16,428 ORAC units, which measure the antioxidant capacity of foods. We recently sent out a sample of our concentrate to undergo testing with the new ORAC 5.0 testing. Read more about ORAC testing and the new results we have uncovered.

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How to Fit Healthy Cherries Into Your Diet.

Montmorency tart cherries are easy to fit into your regular routine even though they are rarely in the fresh fruit section at your favorite grocery store. Montmorency tart cherries have a very short fresh shelf life, only lasting around 24 hours after being picked. Fortunately, there are several way to preserve tart cherries without compromising their extraordinary health benefits.

Frozen Cherries

Freezing cherries preserves the maximum amount of nutrients along with the fabulous tart cherry flavor and texture. Our cherries are Individually Quick Frozen (IQF), which is a culinary practice where each piece of fruit is frozen separately from the others, making them easy to handle and take out small amounts at a time. These cherries are perfect for cooking, baking, as a yogurt or ice cream topping, or just slightly thawed on their own.

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Nutritional Facts of Frozen Cherries

 

Tart Cherries in Water

We understand there is always a stigma around “canned” anything. Don’t be fooled by the package though with this product. There is absolutely nothing added to these cherries (no sugar, no preservatives, etc.); the only ingredients in this spectacular product are water and pitted Montmorency tart cherries. This gives you that fresh feel of cherries without having to pick them off the trees yourself.

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Nutritional Facts of Water Packed Canned Cherries

 

Montmorency tart cherry pitter for u-pick ready for pies and other recipes in northern Michigan near Traverse CityU-Pick Cherries

This is one of the only ways to get fresh Montmorency tart cherries due to their 24 hour shelf life. Not only will you be getting an extremely unique product, but you will get the amazing opportunity to walk through the orchard and hand pick your own fruit. Oh, and did I mention we will pit the cherries with our commercial pitter while you watch so they are ready to go into your freezer?

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Dried Cherries

Dried Montmorency tart cherries make a tasty snack, full of a sweet tart, tangy flavor that’s good for you. Many of our customers enjoy tossing dried cherries in their morning oatmeal, a cup of yogurt or cereal, on salads, or as a refreshing alternative to raisins in their favorite recipe.

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Nutritional Facts of Dried Cherries

 

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Montmorency tart cherry juice concentrate gives you the maximum amount of cherries per serving. Our cherry juice concentrate contains at least 2000 cherries for every 32 oz (quart) bottle. The amount of nutrients per 1 ounce serving is tremendous. Concentrated cherry juice allows you to easily incorporate it into your regular routine (adding it to your morning orange juice, yogurt, or protein shake (the possibilities are endless!). Read more about mixing tips and our favorite cherry juice concentrate recipes.

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Nutritional Facts of Cherry Juice Concentrate

 

Cherry Capsules

Cherry capsules are a great way to incorporate cherries into your regular routine. This is a cherry powder produced from whole tart Montmorency cherries that have been processed to a finished freeze-dried powder and put into a vegetarian capsule. This is a good choice if you want your max cherry but are not a fan of the bold tart taste of the cherry juice.

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Nutritional Facts of Cherry Capsules

*Degrees Brix (symbol °Bx) is the sugar content that approximates the dissolved solid content. The °Bx is traditionally used in the wine, sugar, fruit juice, and honey.

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.