Aronia berry (Aronia melanocarpa) is a small, round fruit. Its also called chokeberry or black chokeberry, grow on shrubs of the Rosaceae family.
They are called chokeberries because of their sharp taste that dries the mouth. Aronia berries are black and red in colour and can be eaten fresh on their own or used as an ingredient in foods such as juices, jams, purees and wine production.
Aronia berries possess numerous health-promoting activities like antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, gastroprotective, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, antibacterial, antiviral, radioprotective and immunomodulatory properties.
They also contain anthocyanins and procyanidins, which possess strong antioxidant effects. Below are 7 health benefits of Aronia berries:
1. Prevent chronic diseases
Aronia berries are high in polyphenol antioxidants which are known to promote good health and keep chronic diseases at bay. As per a 2017 review study, aronia berries have the potent ability to prevent chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders.