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Carb Counts for Cherries

Cherry Nutritional Information

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Updated December 29, 2012

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Although cherries are moderately high in sugar, the only glycemic index study done on them showed them to have relatively low blood sugar impact, and they have a lot of phytonutrients. Still, it's very easy to get carried away with cherries, so handle with care! Note the glycemic load of a serving.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Cherries

  • 1 sweet cherry: 1 gram effective (net) carbohydrate plus trace of fiber and 5 calories.

  • 3.5 oz (100 grams) sweet cherries with pits, about 3/4 cup: 14 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 63 calories.

Glycemic Index for Cherries

One study of cherries had an average glycemic index of 22.

More Information about the Glycemic Index

Glycemic Load of Cherries

  • 1 sweet cherry: 0
  • 3.5 oz (100 grams) sweet cherries with pits, about 3/4 cup: 6

More Information about the Glycemic Load

Health Benefits of Cherries

Cherries are a good source of vitamin C. They also contain relatively large amounts of phytonutrients, especially anthocyanins and others which may help protect our cells from damage.

More Information About Cherries at Calorie Count Plus.

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Sources:

Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.
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