Medium-sized shrub, native to North America; it develops numerous erect, densely branched stems that reach 90-150 cm in height. The lanceolate leaves are bright green, turning reddish or orange in autumn, before falling. In late spring it produces large clusters of white-pink flowers, with five petals; in late summer the flowers are followed by small roundish, pendulous fruits, which become black when ripe. The fruits of aronia melanocarpa are edible.
The great success of aronia as a fresh fruit is linked to the numerous beneficial properties of the fruit, which contain important nutrients for the body. Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant, used in the fight against free radicals and inflammation. It is also useful for fighting colds and as a skin elasticizer. The flavonoids and anthocyanins contained in black aronia are also important presences for their antioxidant properties. Vitamin K is involved in the formation of the bone mineral, thereby strengthening our skeletal system, and in blood clotting. Aronia juice is used to fight urinary tract infections thanks to the presence of quinic acid. The same acid strengthens the heart system, protecting the heart and strengthening the blood vessels. The fibers contained in aronia are a natural laxative, effective against hemorrhoids and constipation. Finally, black aronia contributes to the reduction of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, commonly called “bad”.
|Different. Powder / Extract||Extract||Microscopy / other|
|Loss on drying||<5%||Dryer|
|Bulk Density||0,50-0,68 g/ml||Ph. Eur. 2.9. 34|
|Arsenic (As)||< 2 ppm||ICP-MS/AOAC 993.14|
|Cadmium (Cd)||< 2 ppm||ICP-MS/AOAC 993.14|
|Lead (Pb)||< 2ppm||ICP-MS/AOAC 993.14|
|Mercury (Hg)||< 0.5 ppm||ICP-MS/AOAC 993.14|
|Total Plate Count||< 3,000 cfu/g||AOAC 990.12|
|Total Yeast & Mold||< 300 cfu/g||AOAC 997.02|
|E. Coli||< 10 cfu/g||AOAC 991.14|
|Coliforms||< 10 cfu/g||AOAC 991.14|
|Staphylococcus||< 10 cfu/g||AOAC 2003.07|
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FOOD ALLERGEN INFORMATION
|Component||Present in the product|
|Peanuts (and/or derivatives,) e.g., protein oil||No|
|Tree Nuts (and/or derivatives)||No|
|Seeds (Mustard, Sesame) (and/or derivatives)||No|
|Wheat, Barley, Rye, Oats, Spelt, Kamut or their hybrids||No|
|Soybeans (and/or derivatives)||No|
|Dairy (including lactose) or Eggs||No|
|Fish or their products||No|
|Shellfish or their products||No|
|Celery (and/or derivatives)||No|
|Lupin (and/or derivatives)||No|
|Sulphites (and derivatives) (added or > 10 ppm)||No|