Aronia berries are, as the name suggests, the fruit of the Aronia tree. This shrub belongs to the Rosaceae family, so the little berry is a cousin of apples and raspberries. The shrub is widespread in North America and Eastern Europe. There are two types of Aronia: red and black. Here we offer you black Aronia berries. At first glance, they could be mistaken for blueberries. However, the taste is quite specific: sour, raspy, astringent and bitter are the flavors that best define it. Once dried, the Aronia berry becomes softer and brings out its sweetness. Thanks to its concentrated nutrients, it is known as the "healing plant". Indeed, the Aronia berry is one of the richest berries in phytonutrients, and more precisely in anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are resistant to acidic pH and drying of the fruit, which allows them to be preserved in the dried berry. Not only do they give the berries their special color, but they are also powerful antioxidants. Latin name: Aronia melanocarpa Michx Eliot. Botanical family: Rosaceae. Part used: Fruit.
The dried Aronia berry is a dry fruit. It therefore contains more sugar than a fresh Aronia Berry, the recommendations for daily consumption are defined. As a classic cure or for pleasure, 20 to 30 g of dried Aronia berries per day, or a handful.
To make the most of their benefits, you can use them :
We advise you to use them during the following meal(s) to take full advantage of their benefits:
You can incorporate them into the following preparations to make them easier to take:
Aronia berries can complement your healthy and varied diet.
The anthocyanins contained in Aronia berries help maintain good vision.
Thanks to the fibers, the dried Aronia berries limit the disorders of the glycemia and the cholesterol level. Indeed, fibers slow down and decrease the intestinal absorption of glucose and dietary cholesterol. Moreover, dried Aronia berries are a bomb of antioxidants. They contribute to the prevention of atheromatous plaques.
Through its fiber content, Aronia berries stimulate intestinal transit (see our guide constipation and diet). They would also protect the liver from heavy metals, thanks to the anthocyanins they contain.
Aronia is a shrub in the Rosaceae family. Native to North America, this shrub over 2 m tall was introduced to Eastern Europe, Asia and Russia in the early XXᵉ century. There are several species of Aronia, including "Viking", which is said to be the best known. It is valued for its decorative appearance, as its dark green foliage turns bright orange in the fall. Fun fact, the berries of the Aronia are named "Chokeberry" in English, because birds would tend to choke on them.Organic Aronia berries (dried)
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