The aronia berry is the ultimate fruit among the foods high in antioxidants, being the best of the best. They are also called the ‘’Siberian blueberries’’ and this adjective describes them perfectly, because they are resistant at extremely low temperatures. They are also most widespread in Russia.
They have a bushy growth like most berries and can reach up to 2 meters tall. This super berry is harvested up to two months after the maturation process is over. It is eaten ripe.
Interestingly enough, people often keep it as an ornamental plant as well.
The aronia contains plenty of vitamins, minerals and powerful antioxidants. As far as the black aronia is concerned, it is abundant in vitamins A, B2, B6, B9, C which are necessary for proper functioning of the body. They also contain rare elements such as vitamin E and Q. Having the highest antioxidant capacity among berries, are thought to protect the cells in your body from the damaging effects of oxidation. They also prevent Parkinson’s disease and asthma. Aronia effectively combat free radicals in our body. This fruit is a high source of iron, manganese, iodine and phosphorous. Sorbitol is a fruit sugar which is found in the aronia and it speeds up the metabolism.
Types of aronia
They are divided into 3 groups:
- Black aronia
- Red aronia
- Purple aronia
Aronia offers a variety of health benefits:
- Improves blood circulation.
- Helps with digestive disorders.
- Reduces headaches and migraines.
- Helps with diarrhea.
- Improves the function of the pancreas.
- Cancer-fighting properties.
You can consume them fresh, dried, like tea or juice and powder form. Prepare a compote with aronia and you will get a delicious dessert. There is a variety of recipes where you can use aronia as main ingredient. Choose fresh aronia as it contains the most nutritional value and is exceptionally high-quality. Enjoy!
We now believe that aronia has become your favorite fruit, right?