Tart Cherry (Prunus cerasus)
Tart cherry juice also contains smaller amounts of B vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, omega-3 and omega-6 fats, in addition to antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds. Compared to sweet cherry varieties, tart cherries contain 20 times more vitamin A, and their antioxidant levels are up to five times higher. Tart cherry juice and supplements may increase muscle strength. Tart cherry juice may be a safe and effective way to treat insomnia and increase the amount of sleep you get each night. Tart cherry juice is often claimed to reduce arthritis symptoms, such as joint pain and inflammation. Drinking tart cherry juice seems to reduce blood levels of uric acid -- a chemical that can trigger gout when present in too high concentrations.