Our certified organic Aronia berries (also known as chokeberries) are a fantastic addition to any baking, cereal, oatmeal, salads, cocktails, charcuterie boards, trail mix, granola, yogurt, and more! Our certified organic Aronia berries have a mildly sweet, earthly flavor and are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants. We take great pride in growing our berries and pick them at the height of the season in the summer. When we dry the berries there is no need to add any sugar, we also do not add any preservatives or oils. This does make our berries more perishable than other dried products. This is why we recommend keeping them in the refrigerator or freezer to prolong their shelf life. On our small fourth-generation family farm in Corvallis, OR we dry each batch of our dried Aronia berries one at a time, providing our customers with the freshest berries possible. It takes approximately four pounds of frozen Aronia berries to make one pound of dried Aronia berries.
Like blueberries, Aronia berries have a bunch of health benefits:
Antioxidants: their antioxidant content is three times more potent than blueberries, and contains a high concentration of anthocyanins which have strong anti-inflammatory properties.
The Aronia berry is closely related to the rosebush and is often used as an ornamental shrub in landscaping. It grows in two varieties, the red Aronia berry and the black Aronia berry (ours are the black ones), and was a traditional food of some Native American tribes. Aronia berries are also known as chokeberries because they can be so bitter that they are difficult to eat raw.
We grow our organic blueberries differently to make them a Healthy Living choice. Take a look at our videos or read our story about how we grow things differently here.
Keep in the refrigerator or freezer for longer storage and better flavor...remember, we use no preservatives!
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Health Benefits Of Aronia Berries ( also known as Chokeberries)
Recently aronia berries have been gaining popularity amoung helath conscious people who are looking to add more superfoods to their diets. Aronia berries are packed with nutrients and antioxidants, such as vitamin C and anthocyanins, and offer wonderful health benefits for those who want to improve their health through better nutrition.
The uses of Aronia berries are numerous, and come in all forms. Fresh & Frozen aronia berries are commonly used to make juice, jame, syrup, and wine. Dried aronia berries can be eaten as a healthy snack, added to muesli, or used in muffins and other baked goodies. In some contries, dried aronian berries are used to make antioxidant-rich herbal tea.
Like other superfoods, the Aronia berry is high in antixoidants, what sets Aronia berries apart is the ORAC number, which superseeds all most all other berries. Antixoidants protect against many degenerative diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, and to slow down aging in general. They are also a crucial componet of anti-wrinkle diests as they help protect skin from harmful effects of enviormental pollutants, tabacco smoke, the sun's ultraviolet radiation, and other factors that cause the body to product free radicals.
Aronia berries can also help with prevention of cold and flu. With a spoonful of dried aronia berries or juice, aronia berryies have traditionally been used by Potawtomi indians to cure colds, and recent research confirms the antiviral properties and high vitamin C content. A group of Bulgarian scientists fround Aronia melanocarpa to have in-vitro anti-viral activity against type A influenza virus as well as bacteriostatic activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.