Anthocyanidins Deliver the Purple Power in Aroniaberries

Posted by Superberries Team on 8/15/2016 to Health Tips
Anthocyanidins are responsible for the deep, rich purple color in the Aronia Berry. But what exactly is an anthocyanidin? Anthocyanidins are sugar-free antioxidant nutrients that occur in a number of plants that produce fruits and flowers above ground. Anthocyanidins, while generally found in the fruit itself, are also found in the leaves, bark, stems and roots of some fruit producing plants, in particular the Aronia Berry bush.

The Renaming of the Chokeberry

Posted by Superberries Team on 8/8/2016 to Health Tips
The Aronia Berry up until recently was called the Chokeberry due to its astringent taste and its grainy properties. The Chokeberry is not to be confused with the Chokecherry. True, the two berries spring from the Rosaceae family of plants, but they are only distantly related at best. The chokecherry does not have near the antioxidant value that the Chokeberry has and the leaves and stems of the chokecherry are poisonous when ingested while Chokeberry leaves and stems are a rich source of anthocyanidins and used in various herbal teas.