Organic Chokeberries

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  1. $13.99/lb (bulk - not individually packaged)

Certified: Organic

All natural organic 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 chokeberries in baked goods, beverages, and snacks.

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 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.

Health Benefits

Although many enjoy 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 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.

Uses

The aronia berry has a tart flavor that works well with sweet foods. Our organic black 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 chokeberries to make yogurt, ice cream, or chokeberry jelly.

Customer Reviews

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“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!”

, bethpage, tn August 1, 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!”

, naples, fl May 21, 2013

“Fast delivery. Fun package. Great place to order
The rare Aronia berry...

Thanks --we love nuts.com

V”

, Ca March 27, 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!”

, Mound, MN March 22, 2013

“WOW!! What service. Great company to deal with. Like your funny emails!!”

, Danbury, CT March 8, 2013

“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.”

, MA January 25, 2012

“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.”

, harrisonburg, va December 23, 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”

, Warrenville, IL September 21, 2011

“You guys are AWESOME!! We love all of the yummy stuff. ”

, Columbus, Ohio May 11, 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.”

, Irvine, CA April 12, 2011

“What a pleasure ordering from you!! Quality merchandise and excellent communication .”

, jericho, ny November 14, 2013

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 25g (~0.9 oz.)
(Approx. 18.2 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 81.2
Calories From Fat 0
%DV
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 16.5g 6.11%
Dietary Fiber 1.76g 7.1%
Sugars 6.8g
Protein 0.9g
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 6.8% Iron 3.28%

Ingredients

Organic chokeberries (Organic aronia berries)

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Storage

Store under refrigeration for up to 6 months.

Country of Origin: Bulgaria

ID: 1568

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Our beloved grandfather, Poppy Sol, started this business in an open-air market. Three generations later, we’re still bringing smiles to our customers' faces.

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