Organic Aronia Berry Powder
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” –Hippocrates, ancient Greek physician
There is healing power in food. It’s where we get our nutrition from and in times of sickness, where we will get our rescue. Aronia berry has joined the team of health food that fights illnesses and maintains wellness.
What is it?
Aronia berry (chokeberry or black apple berry are its other names) is a member of the Rose family. It is a shrub that grows to a height of 12 feet and is a native of the northeastern US, Great Lakes region and Canada. It thrives in moist woods, thickets and cliffs. They can adapt to full sunlight or partial shade.
The fruits of the Aronia plant are pea-sized, with a deep purplish black color. Some varieties however are red or purple in color. Aronia berries are so juicy that it is often used in making juices and wines in Eastern Europe. However, once they turn ripe, the fruits immediately start to shrivel. Aronia berries have a very astringent flavor, like cranberries.
Some landscapers use the Aronia plant for the beautiful creamy white flowers that bloom late in the spring. The plant can also be utilised as a windbreaker in border plantings. Some of the popular Aronia berry varieties include Viking and Nero which are produced for its fruits. Autumn Magic and Iraqis Beauty are two varieties used as ornaments.
Like other berries, Aronia has significant amounts of antioxidants. The question is, how does it fare compared to other berries? The answer: it has higher antioxidant molecules than many other berries out there such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and more.
Because of its high antioxidant content, including the presence of polyphenols, proanthocyanins, caffeic acids, tannins, procyanidin, rutin and many others, Aronia berries help the body fight the development of tumors in the lungs, skin, breasts, bladder, colon and ovaries. Initial studies also showed promise that Aronia berries slows down the growth of glioblastoma and even protects people from the toxic effects of chemotherapy.
Fights the formation of arterial plaque and lowers bad cholesterol. Due to the high concentrations of phenolic phytochemicals and flavonoids in Aronia berries, it is believed to help in reducing cardiovascular risks, fighting arterial plaque and lowering serum cholesterol in the body.
Helps fight obesity. Aronia berries were found to help regulate weight. In a study, participants were given 100ml of Aronia supplement every day for four weeks. After the study, the participants showed significant decrease in their N-6 and N-3 fatty acid ratio and their obesity anthropometric index. Aronia berries also prevent the body from storing fats around the waist and abdomen.
Other benefits of including Aronia berries in your diet include prevention of urinary tract infection, strengthening of the blood vessels, treatment of diabetes and promotion of healthy blood sugar levels.
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic Aronia berry powder UK in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.