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The Chemistry of Cherries


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The Chemistry of Cherries

It’s cherry season, and the cherry trees are currently heaving under the weight of both sweet and sour cherries. Here we take a look at the chemical differences between the two, and why cherry stones are poisonous.

  • cyanide
  • flavonoids
  • anthocyanins
  • cherries
  • sweet cherries
  • sour cherries
  • cyanidin-3-O-rutinoside
  • cyanidin-3-glucosyl…
  • malic acid
  • sugars
  • cyanogenic glycosides
  • amygdalin
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