Aronia berries are some of natures most valuable nutrition. These tiny, hearty, wild subarctic beautiful berries (also called chokeberry), were an important and integral part of the native Indian diet for hundreds of years. Aronia is of the richest sources of abundant and powerful nutritional properties, including phenolic substances. Packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C and E, folate and such minerals as potassium, iron and manganese. Then there are endless amounts of antioxidants and a host of phytonutrients packed in these little super-berries.
The anthocyanins in Aronia Berry are water soluble pigments accounting for the dark blue and almost black color of the fruit. Aronia berry is bursting with so many antioxidants that its almost inedible when raw due to its extreme sharpness. Research published last year in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry says its oxygen radical absorbance capacity— a standard measurement of antioxidant strength
— shows the berry has one of the highest values ever recorded for a fruit, including essential flavonoids and anthocyanins.