What is aronia?
Chokeberry or aronia is a plant from the Rosaceae family, native to eastern North American continent. This shrub is characterized by the intense green color of its leaves, which are stained with beautiful reddish-yellow in autumn.
The importance of aronia is due to its use in the ornamentation of gardens and especially to its cultivation for the production of fruits.
The fruit of aronia is a small glossy black-purple round berry,.
- More information about the composition of Aronia
Aronia as food
Aronia fruit is known for its phytonutrient content, giving it antioxidant and other medicinal properties. Although it has not proven its importance until recent studies, aronia berry is the fruit with the highest antioxidant potential. This valuable fruit also gives us:
Aronia is also very low in calories, so it provides few fats, sugars and proteins. In short, the most prominent components of this fruit are antioxidants.
In the image: bar of dates with almonds, sour cherries (15%) and aronia concentrate juice(9%) by brand Lubs.
How to eat aronia or chokeberry
In the picture: Aronia vinegar by Gengenbauer house as sold on the market in Vienna Naschmarkt
Who is recommended to take Aronia?
Who should avoid taking Aronia?
Where to buy Aronia
- Dietary and organic stores. Aronia is a little known food in some countries and it is often only sold in specialty stores. It is usually marketed as aronia juice, and sometimes we can order it.
- Shopping on line. Internet ends up being the most practical choice to buy unconventional products.
Fresh aronia is a delicate food. It has to be kept refrigerated until consumption far from sunlight to prevent rusting. It is recommended not store together with other fruits to avoid contamination between them.
Aronia juice should be stored in a cool, dry, dark place. Once opened, kept in the refrigerator for 10 days.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.