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Chokeberry (aronia): health benefits and ingredients

  1. Chokeberries are a source of vitamin C. The body needs, among other things, vitamin C to build the connective tissue. Anthocyanins are responsible for the color of the chokeberry. Apple berries are native to eastern North America. They came to Russia in the 19th century, where people planted them in botanical gardens. At the beginning of the 20th century, a Russian botanist improved the trees. Then its use began as a fruit tree. Growing areas of this berry are now located in Russia, Eastern Europe and to a lesser extent in Western Europe. Chokeberries can be eaten raw from the bush, but can also be processed. They can be found in wine, jam, syrup, juice, tea, sauce, appetizers, extracts, beer, ice, sweets and tinctures. You can mix them very well with other fruits.

What is a chokeberry (aronia)?

  1. The chokeberry (Aronia) is the edible red or black currant of a shrub or shrub of the rose family (Rosaceae). These plants do not make any special demands on the soil. They thrive in sun or partial shade. The deciduous shrubs bloom with white blossoms in the months of April and May and bear berries from mid-August to October. The chokeberry bush grows up to three meters high. It loses its leaves for the winter. The leaves can grow up to eight inches long. The dark red winter buds are striking. The first flowers appear at the beginning of May. Each flower has five white or light pink petals. The stamens are purple in color. Insects and the wind take over the pollination. The fruits ripen from August to October. They are about the size of a pea and (dark) red to dark blue or black. The pulp tastes like blackberries

Side Effects and Safety

  1. General Drinking chokeberry juice or taking chokeberry extract as a supplement are most likely safe for most adults. Chokeberry side effects are rare, but may include constipation or diarrhea

  2. General Drinking chokeberry juice or taking chokeberry extract as a supplement are most likely safe for most adults. Side effects from chokeberry are rare, but may include constipation or diarrhea



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