Aronia, Blueberry, Cranberry

Aronia, Blueberry, Cranberry: The big 3 in berry health

Don’t forget your ABCs: Aronia, Blueberry, Cranberry: The big 3 in berry health

Two of the most well-loved and well-researched berries in the pantheon of healthy fruits are blueberries and cranberries. Now, there’s a new kid on the block: Aronia berries (Aronia melanocarpa): super dark, super tart and super healthy.

This is the new ABCs of healthy berries: Aronia, Blueberry, Cranberry. And while today Aronia berries may be less familiar than blueberries and cranberries, they deserve the A+ they get for powerful health-promoting properties.

Flavonoid Power

The anti-aging health benefits of berries range from fighting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, to boosting brainpower, helping with weight control, and maintaining urinary tract health.

What makes berries such potent health allies? In a word, flavonoids.

Little berries are big sources of polyphenolic compounds called flavonoids, including both anthocyanins, which give berries their red, blue and purple hues, and proanthocyanidins, which give darker berries their tart, tannic flavors. Flavonoids have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects–and berries are loaded with them.

Researchers are focused on the role flavonoids play in maintaining cell health and helping to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

Simply put, the higher the flavonoid content, the better the berries–and Aronia berries are the Flavonoid Superstars.

The Superstar American Ingredient

Aronia berries are native to North America and are rapidly gaining the attention of nutritionists, researchers and berry lovers everywhere, thanks to their super-high flavonoid content.  Harvested in the Midwestern region of the US–America’s heartland–Aronia is an American-grown berry that has found phenomenal success in Europe.

Featured as a superfruit ingredient in popular health-oriented beverages, jams and jellies, functional foods, and supplements throughout Europe, Aronia is now finding an American market eager for the benefits of the Flavonoid Superstar.

For those seeking the most potent, promising ingredients that satisfy customers’ desires for the healthiest food and beverages, Aronia berries have it all.

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