Cherries are known as drupe or stone fruits because it has a stony- hard seed in the center and is encapsulated by a delicious fleshy fruit which is about two centimeters in diameter. It has a very thin and shiny red or purplish colored peel. Both the sweet and tart cherries have very low calorie content and are good source for nutrients, minerals and vitamins.
Cherries are fruits that are very rich in pigments. Polyphenolic flavonoid compounds like anthocyanin glycosides are purple, blue and red pigments found in cherries are known to have high anti-oxidant contents.