Chokeberry is one of its own kinds of berry packed with essential phyto-nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. These humble tiny berries from the wild natural shrub have recently grabbed the attention of fitness lovers and food scientists alike for their promising nutritive values.
Chokeberry known as aronina is among the healthiest berries due to its high nutritional value. It is rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, folate, dietary fiber, etc. that are required for the proper functioning and to stay healthy. It is beneficial in preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, ageing, etc.
It is valuable due to its highest Oxygen Radiance Absorption Capacity (ORAC) value of 16,062 micro-moles per 100 grams. Thus, it is useful in preventing oxidative stress that is the root cause of cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, cancer, arthritis and macular degeneration.
There are three types of chokeberry, red, blue and black. Red chokeberry is sweet while black and blue chokeberry are bitter in taste. Black and blueberries are usually used to make jam or wine.