ARONIA – underrated black gold

Aronia – underrated black gold

Aronia is a fruit shrub that comes from North America (although Poland is currently the leader in the production and export of this fruit on a global scale). Its most popular variety, black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa), are small spherical berries, the diameter of which does not exceed 10 mm. Ripe fruit has an intense navy blue color and their taste (as intense as the color) is sweet and at the same time tart. It has many valuable ingredients and aronia plant can be a perfect garden decoration at any time of the year. If aronia comes from America, how did it get to Poland and when did it start gaining popularity?

Aronia’s “roots”.

The history of aroniaberry began in North America, where the healing properties of chokeberry were already appreciated by its native inhabitants. Until now, aronia can be found on the East Coast of North America and in Canada, but they are mainly wild shrubs. The Russian fruit grower, Michurin, was responsible for bringing chokeberry to Europe, looking for plants resistant to the harsh weather conditions prevailing in Russia and at the same time rich in nutrients. From there, in the 1970s, aronia came to Poland, and scientists became interested in its properties. Thanks to their research, confirming the numerous pro-health values of aronia, that it has spread throughout Poland.

What tempted Miczurin?

Aronia is a “strong” plant. It likes moisture and sun, but the feature that made her appear on our continent is resistance to low temperatures. In addition, it is resistant to pests, so it can be grown organic, without the use of chemical pesticides.

Its greatest asset, however, is vitamins boost. Aronia contains*:

  • vitamins: C, B1, B2, B6, P, PP, E and A,
  • minerals: potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, molybdenum, iodine, cobalt, boron,
  • polyphenols: anthocyanins, procyanides, phenolic acids,
  • tannins,
  • pectins,
  • fiber,
  • proteins,
  • carbohydrates.

“Super fruit”, “black gold”, “the tastiest medicine in the world”!

All the above terms apply to aroniaberry! All over the world, with the growing awareness of consumers, and thus the constantly growing demand for healthy products, aronia gains new masses of fans. All thanks to its miraculous properties. You don’t know them yet? We rush to help!

Aronia *:

  • fights free radicals,
  • lowers high blood pressure,
  • prevents the accumulation of bad cholesterol,
  • helps in the regeneration of the eyes,
  • regulates blood sugar levels,
  • slows down the aging process of the skin and the formation of wrinkles.

High content of vitamins, polyphenols, antioxidants and other active ingredients contained in aronia berries make aronia SUPERFOOD.

How it tastes the best?

Since the aronia fruit has a specific, tart taste, we rarely meet fans of eating it raw. However, if you also want to take advantage of its health benefits, be sure to try organic aronia juice, which has  all the nutritional values of the raw fruit and at the same time tastes great.

We especially recommend you:

  • NFC aronia juice -> NFC means it not from concentrate, but directly squeezed from ripe aronia berries.

Since aronia juice is produced from fruits from an organic farm, we can confidently assure you of its highest quality!

 

*Source:Doroszko, K. Janda, K. Jakubczyk – „WŁAŚCIWOŚCI PROZDROWOTNE WYBRANYCH OWOCÓW KRAJOWYCH”, KOSMOS Vol. 67, 2, 415–423, 2018;

M. Białek, J. Rutkowska, E. Hallmann – „Aronia czarnoowocowa (Aronia Melanocarpa) jako potencjalny składnik żywności funkcjonalnej” 2012