Dried Morello cherries: uses and nutritional benefits

The Morello cherry is a beautiful tree belonging to the Rosaceae family. It is known for its early summer fruit: Morello cherries. Morello cherries are small fruits very similar to cherries. This similarity explains the many nicknames they have: sour cherry or sour cherry. However, the Morello cherry is quite different from our common cherries: a brighter color, a more acidic taste, a smaller size, a juicier and softer consistency, etc. So many "pluses" that give more reason to enjoy their benefits. Rarely eaten raw, it is preferred to be cooked or soaked in alcohol and sugar. Consuming Morello cherries in dried form is more recent. The drying step concentrates its benefits and softens its acidic flavor. Incorporated into dishes and desserts, it amuses the taste buds and revitalizes the body. Naturally low in sodium, source of fiber and energy, the Morello cherry facilitates intestinal transit and limits fatigue. Latin name : Prunus cerasus L. Botanical family : Rosaceae. Part used : Fruit.

Recommended consumption

The dried Morello cherry is a dry fruit. It therefore contains more sugar than a fresh Morello cherry, the recommendations for daily consumption are defined. In classic cure or for pleasure, a portion of dried Morello cherry is estimated between 20 and 30 g per day, which Represents about twenty dried Morello cherries.

In what form?

To make the most of their benefits, you can use them :

  • Whole
  • In pieces
At what time of day?

We advise you to use them during the following meal(s) to take full advantage of their benefits:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Dinner
What modes of use?

You can incorporate them into the following preparations to make them easier to take:

  • Salad
  • Dessert
  • Yoghurt, dairy
  • Dish
  • Only
  • Mixed with other dried fruits
  • Muesli

Health Nutrition Benefits

Dried Morello cherries can complement your healthy and varied diet.

Nervous system, well-being

Hypoglycemia (blood glucose concentration below the norm) can cause abnormally intense fatigue. Morello cherries are rich in carbohydrates, especially simple carbohydrates (fructose, glucose). These sugars are absorbed and metabolized quickly, which helps to recover energy.

Digestive system

A diet low in fiber leads to transit disorders: constipation (see our guide food and constipation). By providing fiber, dried Morello cherries promote better intestinal transit.


In excess, saturated fatty acids promote hypercholesterolemia. Morello cherries are naturally low in saturated fat. In addition, their fiber reduces the absorption of fats (including cholesterol) present in food.

Nutritional properties

  • Contributing to energy metabolism (carbohydrate): dried Morello cherries have carbohydrate energy. Carbohydrates, which here are mostly simple sugars, represent the body's primary source of energy. Easily metabolized, one gram of carbohydrates gives 4 kcal to the cells.
  • Hypocholesterolemic (fiber): Morello cherries limit the absorption of cholesterol through their high fiber content. Fiber has the ability to decrease the bioavailability of other nutrients, including cholesterol. By moderating the absorption of cholesterol, the body ensures better management of cholesterol levels.
  • Laxative (fiber): Morello cherries are mild laxatives: sources of fiber, they accelerate intestinal transit without causing digestive disorders (flatulence and bloating).

Nutritional values

*Recommended Daily Allowance

To know more about the plant : The Griottier

The sour cherry tree is a fruit tree of the Rosaceae family. Very similar to the cherry tree, botanists believe that it is the result of a natural hybridization between the cherry tree and the wild cherry tree. The cherry tree is concentrated in the northern regions of Europe such as Germany, northern France and Poland.

The Morello cherry tree lets its beautiful little white flowers appear in spring before bearing fruit in early summer. It is grown for its fruit: the Morello cherry, also known as sour cherry or sour cherry because of its more acidic taste than sweet cherries. The Morello cherry is a bright red fruit, juicier, smaller and of course more acidic than our famous common cherries. It is often used to make pastries, jams or brandy.

Sour cherry vegetable oil

After meticulously separating the cherry pit from the pulp between our teeth, many of us take pleasure in spitting it out as far as possible. But did you know that this little pit has more than one trick up its sleeve?

Used to make cushions that serve as a hot water bottle, it can also be made into oil: cherry pit vegetable oil. This vegetable oil is used in cosmetics as well as in nutrition. Its nutritional profile is similar to sunflower oil: a majority of omega-6 and 9.

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