Aronia Berry Health Blog
One of the most common claims made about antioxidants is that they prevent cancer. Antioxidants do have this property. What they do is stop the chain reaction that occurs when molecules with oxygen to break down complex chemical compounds called Free Radicals (FR) inside our bodies. Antioxidants like Vitamin E and C are considered “antioxidants”. In fact, all living organisms are constantly fighting off FRs and many have died as a result. So it is no surprise that antioxidants are used in skin care products.
As we grow older, our bodies produce fewer antioxidants. If we are exposed to toxins or chemicals, our bodies cannot fight these attacks and our immune system becomes compromised. One way to maintain healthy immune systems is to eat healthy foods, including fruits and vegetables, and take antioxidant supplements. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants.
Two types of antioxidants that are important for overall health include vitamins A, C and E and selenium. When our body is exposed to radiation, our skin will become damaged because the outer layer becomes thicker than the inner layer. This thickening causes premature aging of the skin. Fruits and vegetables help to prevent this by reducing the buildup … Read More
Many people are surprised to learn that antioxidants can actually be found in their vegetables. It isn’t any kind of secret that they exist. In fact, it’s a common topic of discussion in health forums across the internet. The subject of antioxidants is now at the center of much debate about how to live a healthier life and avoid many of the chronic diseases that plague society today.
To understand how antioxidants work, you need to understand what makes up free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that have been damaged by oxygen. They can exist in your body in minute amounts; it’s when these tiny molecules combine with other molecules in your body that they become larger, stronger, and more energetic enough to cause injury. Common antioxidants include vitamin c and vitamin e, but there are many other types of antioxidants including beta carotene, selenium, lycopene, flavonoids, and a variety of other compounds. (https://www.aroniaberry.ca/blog/10-health-foods-rich-in-antioxidants)
The latest discovery regarding antioxidants is that they can attack cancerous cells in your body. This revelation came from recent studies involving mice. When the mice were given a high dose of cancer cells, they showed high rates of … Read More
Aronia is a large genus of flowering shrubs, with the Aronia species making up nearly half of the entire genus. The common name “aronia” is derived from the Greek word for leaf and is therefore literally “leafy garden”. Aronia trees are found throughout most of the world with some species more common than others. In the United States, the most common tree is the wood-stemmed Aronia gemmularis or the red maple tree with about 25% of the species in the north central and southwest parts of the United States.
A few other genera of shrubs are known, however, including the cymbidium, or better yet, the Cyperus rotundus, which grows in almost all areas of the world. So, what does Aronia have to offer? It was chosen as one of the plants to represent the “World Tree” in 2021 by the World Health Organization. The World Health Organization is affiliated with the World Wildlife Fund and aims at conserving the Earth’s ecosystems. According to its purpose, the organization feels, “All living things, including plant material, should be preserved and protected for future generations”.
As far as antioxidants are concerned, the scientists pointed out that the antioxidant activity of the polyphenols present … Read More
Aronia leaves are broadly similar in shape, size and color to the herb cartoons. A true aronia consists of five to seven leafy stems containing two to three small flowers. Each flower has a single ovule, which eventually develops into a pod and enclosed within a thin skin. The name comes from the Greek word for “fruit” which means that the ovules contain the actual fruit of ammonia. The fruit of the plant is small, oval-shaped, leathery and dark green in color.
Aronia comes from the plant called the Aronia officinalis found in sub-tropical regions of the Mediterranean and Africa. It is an annual plant with large, stiff branches that grow to a height of about 30 feet. The flowers are white, pink or yellow and the aronia berries are consumed raw or cooked. The Latin name for the plant is “arginaca ulmaria”.
The natural sources of ammonia include Greece, Israel, North America, Madagascar, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Tibet, Sri Lanka and China. However, this native plant is now widely grown as an ornamental garden crop. One of the most popular cultivars is the Aronia berry, which is also known as “Peru cherries”. The cultivar used most extensively in the United … Read More
Aronia is a Greek genus of tropical deciduous plants, the aronia, also in the subfamily Rosaceae native to central North America and more commonly found in moist forests and swamps. The word Aronia comes from the name of the city where the genus was first recorded (aria) in the late 15th century. It was then popularly identified as Aron, meaning joy or happiness. Aronia trees are famous for their fruit. A number of species of this genus have very large and pendulous fruit baskets, which are used for jams, jellies and custards. Some trees produce jelly when ripe.
Modern research has shown that the extract from the aronia berries is an excellent source of antioxidants, particularly when eaten raw. Native Americans consume aronia berries raw, cooked and even in herbal teas. The fresh fruits are rich in essential polyphenols, anthocyanins and flavonoids. The berries have high contents of calcium, protein, fiber, potassium and sodium and are good sources of antioxidants.
This delicious Asian fruit is packed with nutritional value and can be a great addition to your diet. Asian people typically consume less fat and sodium than Americans, which is one of the reasons why the intake of aronia berries … Read More
Aronia is a genus of leafy deciduous bushes, also known as chokeberries, in the mint family Rosaceae, native to eastern North America, and commonly found in damp wooded areas and swamps. The genus Aronia has been successfully hybridized, and there are now three common species in cultivation. These are more temperate to cold tolerant than their European and Asian relatives, which may account for why Aronia became so popular in the Americas.
The most familiar species in the family, which is called the Aronia officinalis or the common name Aronia rubra, is the fleshy purple fruit with red flesh that is most easily seen when the fruit is ripe. The name red chokeberry comes from the red flesh that appears at the top when the fruit is cut. The other species of the Aronia genus are the fleshless, seedless, brown-black fruits with various shades of red and black in their flesh, and the Aronia neem arbutifolia, which have a yellowish cast to its flesh. Neem has a stronger aroma than the common name. Both species belong to the mint family (Lamiaceae).
The most popular variety, which is often planted in California, is the Aronia bitternutus or the red chokeberry. With … Read More
Aronia is a deciduous genus of shrubs, with the genus name containing the word aron meaning “king”. The family that contains the shrubs is known as the Cyperus genus and they are native to North America, specifically in the southern part of the United States. Aronia latifolia is the common name for the shrub, which has a profusion of branches that end in a terminal leaf. The leaves are needle shaped, almost like the foliage of a raspberry. It is also called the golden cypress.
A variety of jams, juices, teas, powders and breath-freshening products are produced from aronia berries. A common product that has been created from the dried plums is called Aronia juice, which has become extremely popular in recent years because it contains a natural sweetness and is very drinkable. Another product called Aronia breath-freshening powder was created from the dried powder and has become extremely popular, especially with individuals who suffer from certain respiratory ailments. This powder goes through a specific purification process to remove any tannins, enzymes or astringents before being mixed with water.
There are many varieties of Aronia products that are currently on the market. One such product is called Aronia chew … Read More
Aronia is a Greek genus of deciduous shrubs, with a common name of chokeberry shrub. It is commonly found in dry wooded areas, forests and swamps in the eastern U.S. and in the southern part of Africa. The genus is considered to have two or several species, with one of them being naturalized in Europe. The leaves of these plants are quite thick, with a number of lobed and pinnately compound leaflets, which are long and oval-shaped and about two to three inches long. Each leaf also possesses a pair of pointed ovate style flowers.
The name Aronia comes from the Greek words are (meaning oak) and minor (meaning wild oats). Native to Greece and Asia, this shrub is known for its many uses. One such use has been for a source of energy in the eastern European countries as well as in north America. Not only is it used for its edible fruit, Aronia berries are also produced by this shrub.
The botanical name of this plant is Aronia spinosa, also known as the wild oats shrub. It can be found in a number of locations throughout the eastern Europe as well as in North America. The most common … Read More
Aronia is a large genus of deciduous shrubs, the arnica, in the Family Rosaceae native to central and eastern North America. The genus is regarded to contain five or seven species, all of which are common in North America. The most common of the species in this family, the Aronia, is a woody shrub or tree with a rigid branches and a fissured bark that are grayish green in color. The other members of this genus, with corresponding colors and types of leaves, are: Gymnema spicata (soft green), Mimulus guttatus (soft gray), Oenathe sarmentosa (hard gray), Passiflora brasilei (brass colored), Mimulus panniculata (colored) and the most rare species, the Argyreia speciosa (wild cherry). All members of the Aronia family belong to the genus with a fissured bark and a rigid branch pattern.
Aronia deters insects by its bitter taste, which makes it a popular choice for protection in gardens. It has been used as a common food source by many tribes throughout history. In China, it was used as food by nomads and other rural people. This has lead to the use of the Chinese word for the fruit, which is known as “long jing” or “apple of the east.”… Read More
Aronia nations or Aronia is an annual plant whose flowers grow to about four inches or so and are yellow-green in color. It has dark green leaves and blooms during the spring. It has white flowers, which will stay on for a few weeks after the blooms fade. As with most annuals, Aronia can be planted in any season and will take root and grow well if you dig it up and spread it in the garden right after it has come up.
Aronia is a large genus of succulents, which belong to the family Rosaceae, native to central Europe and primarily found in damp wooded areas and swamps. The genus is considered to have at least two or three common species, one of which is quite common in Europe. Although they are not classified as true vines, they do grow fairly tall and some have been found to reach three feet or higher. They are cultivated as vegetables, fruits, and even wild flowers.
Many health benefits are ascribed to Aronia berries, or chokeberries, as they are sometimes called. One of the many claims is that the pulp from the leaves contains antioxidants which are thought to reduce the risk … Read More