Sour cherry (Prunus cerasus), also commonly called tart cherry, is a fruit. The Montmorency sour cherry is the most popular type grown in the U.S.

Sour cherry fruit contains chemicals that might reduce swelling and act as antioxidants. Some sour cherry products are marketed for specific health purposes, but up to 97% of sour cherries grown are used in cooking and baking.

People commonly use sour cherry for muscle soreness after exercise, improving athletic performance, high blood pressure, and other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.

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