Cherries and gout have long been connected, mostly due to the natural compounds found in cherries which have a variety of gout-fighting applications. If you are experiencing painful, red, hot, swollen joints associated with gout, consider reducing this debilitating inflammation by supplementing your diet with our Montmorency cherry juice extract capsules. Cherries and Gout. Cherries are considered a “superfruit”, because they contain naturally occurring compounds that are rich in antioxidants, including a special type called anthocyanins. Antioxidants contain disease fighting properties demonstrated to reduce, and even prevent, uric-acid build-up in the blood, leading to the painful symptoms associated with gout. Interestingly, the natural compounds in cherries, anthocyanins in particular, have demonstrated several other health benefits, including increased quality of sleep, weight loss and improved memory.