I can't say that I've evaluated the dried tart cherries. I use them in rotation with other dried fruit - usually Craisins and dried blueberries, but sometimes apricots and pineapple as well. And I don't use dried fruit every day. But I would say that I have had no negative effects.
It's probably something you should try yourself. And monitor it for efffects!
Sorry I can't be any more helpful. I came to the dried tart cherries from my husband buying them - he's type 2 diabetes. And I decided to try them be ause my friend's husband was told to take cherries to reduce his likelihood of flair-ups with gout. I have also been tested for gout on a couple of occasions and been told that is not the problem. I have also told my medics that the problem is arthritis. But, you know - left hand and right hand!
I really enjoy the dried tart cherries on a morning I decide to have cereal. I take a fresh fruit and a dried fruit, usually, when I'm having a cereal breakfast. Which gives me plenty of opportunities to try different combinations. And so increase my variety and my "colours".
Christine in Scotland, UK BST
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