Do you know which healthy ingredients are hiding underneath the skin of this small deep purple fruit?
The term “superfood” has been given to so many berries and vegetables now, that it’s almost lost its meaning, but that’s exactly what the Aronia berry is. While the berries have been used in Native American medicine for hundreds of years, scientists are only now studying what benefits it has for our health, and their findings are extremely positive.
Aronia melanocarpa or black chokeberry is a multi-stemmed, deciduous, eastern North American shrub. Each mature plant produces an abundance of white flowers in midspring, but you won’t see fruit until autumn. The berries are so dark purple that they appear almost black.Read more
Aronia berries grow in North America in small bunches, much like blackcurrants, blueberries, and cranberries, but have earned the nicknames “apple berries” and “choke berries” because they look more like stone fruit inside. There are two forms of chokeberry plants (Aronia melanocarpa); red and blue, though the blue is most common, and has the same blue-black shade of a blackberry. The fruits are about the same size as a blueberry, have a similar sharp taste to blackcurrants, and only contain 13 calories per 28g (fresh).
Traditionally, Native Americans used choke berries as a cold remedy, and likely found them an effective cure due to the berries’ richness in antioxidants, and current studies are showing that they have wide-spread health benefits.
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Aronia berries, otherwise known as chokeberries, are berries that aren't brought up enough in conversations about super berries. While Aronia berries don't often come up in conversation, it's one of the newer and more exciting additions to the super fruit group. They can also pack delicious flavor into everything from pies to smoothies. These berries can be a little tart when ripe, are native to North America and have plenty of health benefits. Let's take a look at what Aronia berries can do and why you should add them to your healthy diet.