It is about a fruit tree, the height of which reaches 20 meters, it lives almost 60 years, with its fruition starting at the fourth year of its life, while the high efficiency starts after the 20th year. The fruit of the cherry is beneficial to the human’s health. It contains antioxidant substances, such as anthocyanins, to which cherries owe their red colors and they have an anti-inflammatory action protecting the cells of the human organism. Moreover, they have beta carotene, which helps the body’s good defenses, flavonoids, which have a powerful cardio protective action, potassium, which contributes to the good blood pressure regulation, vitamin C, which contains antioxidant action and contributes to the natural organism defense, melatonin, which treats insomnia. Furthermore, they reduce the Uric Acid, they act against arthritis and tumors, and they improve the lipid profile and protect the muscles from being worn. On Pelion, there is the variety “crunchy cherry of Volos”, which thrives on mountainous areas.
The cherry wood is durable in humidity; it is used for the furniture construction as well as the musical instruments, as it gives a better acoustics.