The fruit is round to oblate in shape, is generally dark red in colour, and has so much acid that it is not appealing for eating fresh. The duke cherries are intermediate in both tree and fruit characteristics. The fruits of all varieties provide vitamin A
and small amounts of such minerals as calcium
Health Facts of Cherries – A serving of sweet cherries (5 ounces, 1 cup or about 21 cherries) provides 90 calories and 3 grams fiber, and is a good source of potassium and vitamin C. Red cherry is also a great source of anthocyanins, bioactive compounds that provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, cardiovascular and other benefits.
Shelf Life – To keep your cherries fresh, you should refrigerate them. You just need to put the cherries in a resealable plastic bag, and then place the bag in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for 3–5 days, or even up to two weeks. If you keep cherries at room temperature, then you should be prepared to eat them immediately.