Aronia Chokeberry Powder
Aronia melanocarpa (black chokeberry) is one of the shrubs Aronia Chokeberry Extract/ dried aronia fruit powder/dried black chokeberry extractthat invades mesic sand prairies, sometimes forming its own ‘shrub prairie.’ .Black Chokeberry has attracted scientific interest due to its deep purple, almost black pigmentation that arises from dense contents of phenolic phytochemicals, especially anthocyanins. There is growing appreciation for consumers to increase their intake of antioxidant-rich plant foods from colorful sources like berries, tree or citrus fruits, vegetables, grains, and spices. Accordingly, a deep blue food source such as chokeberry yields anthocyanins in high concentrations per serving, indicating potential value as a functional food or nutraceutical.
The main component that is credited with most of the health benefits in the fruit is due to group of chemicals that are called polyphenols, which are potent antioxidants, considered to protect the body from cellular damage caused by carcinogens found in Alcohol.
2.Fights against heart disease:
Its relatively high amount of phenolic constituents is also responsible for a wide range of health benefits. While research is being carried out, the results so far have been quite promising. Phenolics have also been found to be effective in limiting the atherosclerotic damage caused by heart disease.
Japanese researchers have also found that aronia can block the action of COX-2, which is an extremely potent pro-inflammatory agent. Apart from its COX-2 blocking capabilities, aronia has also shown to decrease gastric irritation caused by certain non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs.
Research has also found that aronia is one of the richest sources of anthocyanins, with 100 gram of the fruit containing as much as ca. 500 mg of anthocyanins. After consumption, aronia helps increase the antioxidant capacity of the blood which protects the body against oxidative stress. Furthermore, aronia also combines the health benefits of green tea and red wine by containing both types of polyphenols, catechins and anthocyanins.
5.Urinary tract health:
Another benefit of including the aronia berries in your diet is because it helps keep the urinary tract from UTIs (urinary tract infections). Millions of people from around the world suffer from various UTIs, with the main causal agent being escherichia coli. Some of its symptoms include frequent urination, accompanied by pain. New studies have revealed that along with cranberries, aronia berries are also effective in the fight against UTIs. In fact, aronia has been found to be five times more effective than cranberries because of its high levels of quinic acid, which has been proven to prevent urinary tract infections.
Aronia berries have also proven to be helpful when it comes to regulating weight. It does this by preventing the body from storing fat around the abdomen. Another added benefit of using aronia is that it improves lipid and cholesterol levels in the body, consequently helping the body produce good cholesterol.
Aronia can be very beneficial in cases of arthritis, hypertension, inflammation, cardiovascular conditions and other infections. The use of aronia has also been found to strengthen blood vessels, support natural immunity, lower blood pressure levels, and even delay the natural aging process.
Certificate Of Analysis
|Assay by UV||NTL Anthocyanin 25%||25.84%|
|Apperance||Dark purple powder||Complies|
|Particle Szie||100% through 80 mesh||80 mesh|
|Loss on drying||≤5%||4.21%|
|Total bacteria count||≤3000cfu/g||Complies|