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All natural organic dried chokeberries (also known as aronia berries) are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. These small berries, about the size of dried blueberries, have a flavorful, tart taste. Use dried organic chokeberries in baked goods, beverages, and snacks.
Health Benefits of Dried Chokeberries
Although many enjoy dried chokeberries for their tart flavor, the fruit is also nutritionally beneficial. Chokeberries have an antioxidant content three times as potent as that of blueberries, and contain a high concentration of anthocyanins, which have strong anti-inflammatory properties and are thought to slow cancer growth. Many diabetics use chokeberries to regulate blood sugar, and studies show they may be helpful in lowering weight and cholesterol. Organic dried chokeberries also contain many vitamins, including vitamins C, A, & E, beta-carotene, and folate.
A 2010 study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that pre-diabetic rats whose diets were supplemented with chokeberry juice for six weeks experienced less weight gain, lower levels of body fat, and lower blood glucose, plasma triglycerides, and cholesterol levels than the non-supplemented animals. Although further studies are needed to observe the same benefits in humans, this research has positive implications for the effect of aronia berry consumption on lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
The aronia berry has a tart flavor that works well with sweet foods. Our organic dried chokeberries can be used in juices, wines, teas, and other beverages. They can be added to fruit salads and baked with pies, cakes, muffins. Some also use organic dried chokeberries to make yogurt, ice cream, or chokeberry jelly.
Origins of the Chokeberry
The chokeberry bush is closely related to the rosebush, and is often used as an ornamental shrub in gardens. It grows in two varieties, the red chokeberry and the black chokeberry (our organic dried chokeberries are black) and was a traditional food of some Native American tribes. Chokeberries are known as such because they can be so bitter that they are difficult to eat raw.
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amy, bethpage, tn August 1, 2013
“this is my first order of aronia berries. I wanted to try them out so purchased a small pack. arrived as promised. now to see if I can tolerate eating them. haha thanks!”
denise, naples, fl May 21, 2013
“Totally psyched to get my goodies! Great packaging, great quality, excellent prices and a sweet bonus sample! Didn't know about nuts.com until I searched for Aronia berries, but you now have a thrilled new customer! Many thanks!”
Valerie, Ca March 27, 2013
“Fast delivery. Fun package. Great place to order
The rare Aronia berry...
Thanks --we love nuts.com
Eric, Mound, MN March 22, 2013
“Soooo..after listening to my friends brag about Nuts.com I finally took the plunge. I found a very hard to find item: Aronia andalso great prices on the other items that I was paying out the nose for at my local food coop. Lightening fast shipping to boot!”
Fred , Danbury, CT March 8, 2013
“WOW!! What service. Great company to deal with. Like your funny emails!!”
Manny, MA January 25, 2012
“I researched the health benefits of aronia (choke) berries on line and decided to try them. My introduction to aronia (choke) berries were these dried berries, and they are absolutely wonderful. I eat them by the handful, and I very much enjoy the taste. I eat very cleanly and stay away from all processed foods. These berries are tart yet sweet to me and I cannot stop eating them. They are exceptional in a fruit salad of blueberries, blackberries and chokeberries. I order them by the case.”
Steve, harrisonburg, va December 23, 2011
“received my order in a very timely manner. The chokeberries and black mulberries are yummy and delicious and the complimentary goji berries were a nice touch! Great service, great products and friendly staff, highly recommended.”
Joyce, Warrenville, IL September 21, 2011
“Yes, they arrived on my doorstep UPS this morning and I immediately opened the choke berries and tasted a handful. Now I am eating a salad with some in it. Thanks for the quick delivery and the interesting keep them from melting bag! Joyce”
Christos, Columbus, Ohio May 11, 2011
“You guys are AWESOME!! We love all of the yummy stuff. ”
Kenton, Irvine, CA April 12, 2011
“While commonly so bitter as to make one "choke," these taste sweet and flavorful. More importantly they are high in phytonutrients and very *low* on the glycemic scale per my own testing.”
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karen, jericho, ny November 14, 2013
“What a pleasure ordering from you!! Quality merchandise and excellent communication .”
Serving Size 25g (~0.9 oz.)
(Approx. 18.2 Servings/Pound)
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Organic chokeberries (Organic aronia berries)
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 1 year. This item can be frozen.
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
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