Whether used in dried form or as juice, this fruit has a beneficial effect on the body, stimulates circulation, relieves migraine, reduces blood pressure, improves immunity, but also prevents the development of numerous infections.
Aronia most reminiscent of blueberry, she was given the name Siberian blueberry because from North America first was grown in Siberia, but also because it is extremely resistant to low temperatures.
In Europe caught the attention, primarily because of its beauty, and then people started to discover its medical benefits as well. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and as such, is a drug that reduces the risk of many diseases such as colon cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic inflammation, and is known about its beneficial effect on the correct operation on digestion system.
Rich in antioxidants
This berry fruit regulates the proper functioning of the thyroid gland and pancreas, and may be useful in the treatment of diabetes. Stimulates wound healing, slows aging of the body and skin, prevents the occurrence of wrinkles and protects against UV radiation. It strengthens the immune system and is a good food and medicine for children and athletes.
Aronia slows the aging process and has antiseptic action. It is believed that antioxidants from aronia help in treating all chronic diseases, such as cancers, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, bronchitis …
It contains the most antioxidants than 277 different kinds of foods, including strawberries, other berries, citrus, vegetables, grains and spices.
Aronia improves circulation in the blood vessels in the head and helps with headaches and migraines. Moreover, it calms spasms and inflammation of the lining of the intestines, improves liver and secretion of bile and has a soothing effect with all inflammatory conditions of the organs of the digestive tract.
Aronia in culinary
Aronia is mainly used as cold pressed juice or syrup. From one kg. of fresh, undamaged fruit, we get about 600 milliliters thick juice, dark, almost black color, which is preserved by pasteurization in glass containers. This juice is consumed diluted with water or tea, and in raw form is consumed carefully, three times a day, in half or 50 ml glass. From aronia often can be made jams as well. After draining the juice, pulp with seeds and the bark id boiled, sweetened, and thus gets a tasty jam.
There are many ways to exploit the fruits of aronia. Sweet, fruit yogurt, ice cream, fruit salads, wine … Jam or sweet are consumed smaller quantities, like honey because they are actually a kind of medicinal products derived directly from nature.
Recipe: Muffins with aronia
● 375 g flour
● 200 g sugar
● tablespoon baking powder
● tablespoon of baking soda
● 175 g butter
● 1.5 dl milk
● lemon peel
● bag of vanilla sugar
● 100 g Aronia
● 100 g white chocolate
Preparation time: 40 minutes.
Price: 8 dollars.
Mix flour with sugar, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla sugar. In the mixture add the butter and stir until the mixture is well merged. In another bowl mix the milk, eggs and lemon zest, then mix easily. In bowl with flour add the berries and finely chopped chocolate and in the end mix everything very well. Pour into paper bags and and bake it 25 to 30 minutes at 200 degrees °C.