Botanical Name: Aronia Melanocarpa
This berry is also known as a chokeberry. It is grown on a shrub, and comes from the Rosaceae family. These berries can be eaten fresh or used as an ingredient in foods or herbal teas.
Qualities: Aronia berries contain a lot of polyphenols. They are known to have anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties, boost immunity, and improve vision, skin, and organ health, among others. They contain vitamins C, B-1, B-2, B-6, and K. They also contain folate, niacin, pantotenic, tocopherols, and the minerals zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium.
Common Use: This berries are eaten fresh, in food dishes like juice and pies, and they are use in herbal tea blends when dried.
Storage: To maintain freshness keep sealed in an airtight container away from heat and direct sunlight.
Safety: It is wise to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: this information has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is meant for educational purposes only. Ingredients may have come into contact with other allergens prior to production. We highly recommend you look into these great ingredients and all their known benefits.