Do cherries have antioxidants? When people talk about healthy berries and fruits, you're more likely to hear things like goji or blueberries. That's too bad, because the antioxidants in sweet cherries is a fair amount. They are about 20% less than raw blueberries, but they're still much higher than many superfoods. For example, the ORAC value is over twice that of raw kale. So yes, cherries are healthy for you!
USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, Release 2 - Prepared by Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - May 2010