Novel insights in health-promoting properties of sweet cherries

Maria Felicia Faienza, Filomena Corbo, Alessia Carocci, Alessia Catalano, Maria Lisa Clodoveo, Maria Grano, David Q.H. Wang, Gabriele D'Amato, Marilena Muraglia, Carlo Franchini, Giacomina Brunetti, Piero Portincasa

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Sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) is one of the most popular and appreciated temperate fruit not only for its sensory and nutritional properties, but also for its content in bioactive compounds. Consumption of sweet cherries brings beneficial effects on to health, which include prevention and modulatory effects in several chronic diseases such as (diabetes mellitus, cancer, cardiovascular and other inflammatory diseases). The presence of natural polyphenolic compounds with high antioxidant potential might drive and partly explain such beneficial effects, but more translational and clinical studies should address this topic. Here, we review the health-promoting properties of cherries and their bioactive compounds against human diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number103945
JournalJournal of Functional Foods
StatePublished - Jun 2020


  • Antioxidant activity
  • Bioactive compounds
  • Cherries
  • Childhood obesity
  • Polyphenol compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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