Nutritional Facts of Fruit



Major Growing Areas

Cherries are grown in Chinese provinces such as Zhejiang, Shandong, Sichuan, Shanxi and Henan, and countries such as the United States, Japan, Germany and Italy.


The more reputable ones are the Short-petiole cherries from Zhejiang of China and Trakana from Germany, etc.

Nutritional Values

Cherries are rich in potassium and dietary fibre.

Per 100 g (Approx. 10-12 cherries)
Energy 63 kcal
Sugar 12.8 g
Vitamin C 7.0 mg
Dietary Fibre 2.1 g
Potassium 222 mg

Buying Tips

It is advisable to buy bright red, plump cherries that have a stem. There should be no pits on the fruit surface.

Interesting Titbits

Cherries can be eaten fresh and used as the main ingredient in black forest cakes. Since cherries are rich in potassium, patients suffering from kidney failure and hyperkalemia should avoid eating them or only eat a minimal amount.

One Serving of Fruit is Equivalent to:

½ bowl of cherries

Remark: One bowl = 250 – 300 ml

Other Drupes

EatSmart School Accreditation Scheme

Salt Reduction Scheme for School Lunches