Aronia (or Chokeberry) Uses and Benefits

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Aronia or Chokeberries are purple, small, wild, sub-arctic berries that have recently become super popular with fitness community and food scientists because of their great nutritive values. Although not as popular as the red berries, purple berries are in fact superior in their antioxidant content (in some cases 50% higher).

Uses and Benefits of Aronia:

The chokeberry has an astringent sweet and sour taste can make ones mouth pucker when they’re eaten. They’re popular in jams, juices, spreads, extracts, and are now popular in delicious chewy gummy form. They’re also known for being an attractive ornamental plant in gardens and when dried.

Its notoriety as an antioxidant powerhouse has increased its use in powder form. In addition, the chokeberry is packed with essential phytonutrients, and vitamins. The regular consumption of these berries is considered to have health benefits in the following areas:

  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • inflammation
  • neurological disorders
  • aging

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