Calories in Cherries

How many calories in Cherries? We provide you with the Cherry calories for the different serving sizes, Cherry fruit nutrition facts and the health benefits of Cherries to help you to lose weight and eat a healthy diet.

There are many varieties of Cherry, the most popular have either a red, deep burgundy or yellow color. Best eaten fresh, they can also be purchased in cans. They are also great in jams and pies.

Cherries are full of antioxidants and provide a good source of vitamins B1-B3, B5, B6, C, K, potassium and magnesium. Cherries contain a number of carbohydrates; glucose, which gives us energy, and fructose, which gives them their sweet taste.

They are very low in fat and contain no cholesterol, so are a perfect snack or dessert for helping to lose weight. They are thought to assist in lowering our bad cholesterol (LDL). Other Cherry benefits are believed to include helping to protect against heart disease and acting as an anti-inflammatory.

Cherries are considered a low to medium GI (Glycemic Index) food. Studies have shown them to vary, on the index, from the low 20’s right up to the mid 60’s, dependent on the variety and level of sweetness.

In the calorie tables below, we've included most options including acerola cherries. See our fruit calories comparison chart to compare the calories in Cherries with the other calories in fruit to assist you in building your diet plan.

You can read about cherry nutrition if you want to understand the nutrients of this fruit and compare the nutrition in cherries to the nutrition in other fruit.

All our calorie information is sourced from the US Department of Agriculture.

Cherry Calories

Calories in Cherries, sweet, raw

Refuse: 8% (Pits and stems)
Scientific Name: Prunus avium

Serving size:

Calories per Serving

100 grams63 kcal (263 kJ)
1 ounce, (28g)17.6 kcal (73.7 kJ)
1 cup, with pits, (138g) 86.9 kcal (364 kJ)
1 cup, without pits (154g) 97 kcal (406 kJ)
1 cherry (8g) 5 kcal (20.9 kJ)
1 NLEA Serving (140g) 88.2 kcal (369 kJ)


Calories in Cherries, sweet, frozen, sweetened

Refuse: 0%

Serving size:

Calories per Serving

100 grams89 kcal (372 kJ)
1 cup, thawed, 259 grams231 kcal (963 kJ)
1 package (10 oz), 284 grams253 kcal (1056 kJ)


Cherries, sour, red, raw

Refuse: 10% (Pits and stems)
Scientific Name: Prunus cerasus

Serving size:

Calories per Serving

100 grams50 kcal (209 kJ)
1 cup, without pits, 155 grams78 kcal (324 kJ)
1 cup, with pits, yields 103 grams52 kcal (215 kJ)


Acerola, (west indian cherry), raw

Refuse: 20% (18% seed, 2% stem end)
Scientific Name: Malpighia emarginata

Serving size:

Calories per Serving

100 grams32 kcal (134 kJ)
1 cup, 98 grams31 kcal (131 kJ)
1 fruit without refuse, 48 grams2 kcal (6 kJ)


Acerola juice, raw

Refuse: 0%

Serving size:

Calories per Serving

100 grams23 kcal (96 kJ)
1 cup, 242 grams56 kcal (232 kJ)
1 fl oz, 30.2 grams7 kcal (29 kJ)

Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference




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