There are more than 1000
varieties of Cherries. The edible varieties
can be divided in to sour cherries, such as
Morello and sweet cherries, such as Napoleon
A comparison of anthocyanin
content provided in the report showed that one
cup of cherries contains approximately 80.2
milligrams of anthocyanin. Bing cherries, the
most popular variety of fresh cherries, are
especially high in anthocyanin.
Even more significant
is that cyanidin accounts for 93 per cent of
sweet cherries' level of anthocyanin, or 75.2
mg per cup. Other fruits possess far less cyanidin:
6.6 mg for tart cherries, 17 mg blueberries,
35.8 mg raspberries and 1.5 mg red grapes.