What is Aronia(chokeberry )?
According to wikipedia Aronia, the chokeberries, are deciduous shrubs in the family Rosaceae, native to eastern North America and most commonly found in wet woods and swamps. The genus is usually considered to contain two species. One species is naturalized in Europe.Chokeberries are cultivated as ornamental plants and as food products. The berries can be eaten raw off the bush but are more frequently processed. Chokeberries can be found in wine, jam, syrup, juice, soft spreads, tea, salsa, chili starters, extracts, beer, ice cream, gummies and tinctures.The name «chokeberry» comes from the astringency of the fruits, which create a sensation making your mouth pucker.
Aronia melanocarpa (black chokeberry) has attracted scientific interest due to its deep purple, almost black pigmentation that arises from dense contents of polyphenols, especially anthocyanins. Total anthocyanin content in chokeberries is 1480 mg per 100 g of fresh berries, and proanthocyanidin concentration is 664 mg per 100 g. Both values are among the highest measured in plants to date.
A test tube measurement of antioxidant strength, the oxygen radical absorbance capacity or ORAC, demonstrates chokeberry with one of the highest values yet recorded—16,062 micromoles of Trolox Eq. per 100 g. ORAC, however, is considered biologically irrelevant to human nutrition.
Chemical constituents of Aronia(chokeberry ) Extract
The Main ingredients are anthocyanins.also include cyanidin-3-galactoside, epicatechin, caffeic acid, quercetin, delphinidin, petunidin, pelargonidin, peonidin, and malvidin. All these except caffeic acid are members of the flavonoid category of phenolics.
Benefits of taking Aronia(chokeberry ) Extract supplements:
Aronia Berries are extremely high in antioxidants. Aronia Berries also have the highest anthocyanin concentrations,and are very high in proanthocyanidins , in addition to a lot of other polyphenols .
Like some anthocyanins material has the following effect:
>Reduce blood pressure
>Reduce oxidized LDL cholesterol levels
>Reduce the chance of a heart attack
>Reduce recovery time following a heart attack
>Reduce weight gain
>Reduce eye inflammation
>Reduce muscle recovery time after workouts
>Regulate Blood sugar
>Reduce the chance of developing cancer
Side effects and safety of Aronia(chokeberry ) Extract
No major chokeberry side effects have yet been reported.
Dosage of Aronia(chokeberry ) Extract supplement:
General 4:1 extract a teaspoon a day.
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