One of the newest members to the super fruit team, aronia berries, are known to promote an array of health benefits including cardiovascular health and immune system support, as well as aiding in digestion. More than 440 new products containing aronia — mostly in juices, wines and other drinks — have been introduced worldwide in the last five years; about 60 of those are in the United States, according to the 2013 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Food Processing Center's Product Traffic Report, supported by the U.S. Agriculture Department to track new food products. Research published last year in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry says aronia's oxygen radical absorbance capacity — a standard measurement of antioxidant strength — shows the berry has one of the highest values ever recorded for a fruit.
Study, Aroniaberries have a high level of antioxidants. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Food Processing Center's Product Traffic Report shows more than 440 new products containing the aronia berry have been introduced - 60 of them in the US. New products include juice, supplement powders, baby food and many new wines and beverages. The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry published research showing the aronia berry's antioxidant strength is one of the highest values ever recorded for a fruit.
The results demonstrated insufficient stability of juice concentrates, and impropriety of application of long lasting drying processes in manufacturing of black currant and black aronia berry dry products. After 8 hour storage of black currant and black aronia berry juice concentrates at 60 degrees C, the amount of polyphenols decreased by 46% and 22%, anthocyanins 31% and 35%, respectively. The aim of the study was to evaluate the possible effect of thermal technological processes on the quantity of polyphenols and anthocyanins in berry juice concentrates, and on the antioxidant activity.
The berries of black currant and black aronia are rich in polyphenolic compounds and especially in anthocyanins, demonstrating antioxidant activity. You now can buy Aronia Berry products year around online at Buy Organic Aronia Juice Concentrate (over 7 lbs of aroniaberries in every 16 oz. bottle of juice), Organic Freshly Frozen Aronia Berries, Aronia Berry Gummy Chews and Organic Aroniaberry+ Shots. Aronia berries top the antioxidant charts having one of the highest ORAC (oygen radical absorbanc capacity) ratings among fruits and vegetables.
We invite you to share in the goodness and many health benefits of the Aronia berry through our collection of recipes…from down-home comfort foods, to innovative gourmet dishes and creations for the health-minded. Aronia berries are high in antioxidants, and contain anthocyanins, polyphenols, and flavanoids. Varela CE, Fromentin E, Roller M, Villarreal F, Ramirez-Sanchez I. Effects of a natural extract of Aronia Melanocarpa berry on endothelial cell nitric oxide production.
Valcheva-Kuzmanova SV, Eftimov MT, Tashev RE, Belcheva IP, Belcheva SP. Memory effects of Aronia melanocarpa fruit juice in a passive avoidance test in rats. Naruszewicz M, Laniewska I, Millo B, Dluzniewski M. Combination therapy of statin with flavonoids rich extract from chokeberry fruits enhanced reduction in cardiovascular risk markers in patients after myocardial infraction (MI).