Aronia extract is an amazingly versatile, power-packed addition to functional foods, beverages, dietary supplements, and is a natural colorant. Aronia products have been shown to support cardiovascular and gastric health.
Aronia (also known as chokeberry) has been commonly referred to as “nature’s best kept secret” but now the secret is out regarding its incredible health and wellness benefits. Its popularity is growing exponentially, and those who have discovered aronia recognize it as one of the original and true superfruits. The aronia berry is actually native to North America, but after decades of being predominantly grown and marketed in Poland and Eastern Europe, aronia berries are making a comeback in the United States. Artemis International pioneered this effort of bringing America’s superfruit back home, and now works closely with growers across the country to educate, build awareness, and grow the market.
The aronia plant is extremely hardy and berries are typically harvested between late August and early October. Aronia berries have a very unique flavor and are quite tart from the high content of tannins (hence the nickname “chokeberry”). In addition to being a natural colorant, it has also gained popularity as a healthy food source, with the fruit and juice used as ingredients in beverages, confections, baked goods, jams, fillings, sauces, wines, etc. These phytonutrient-packed aronia berry has also been widely studied in research programs seeking to improve health through the use of natural ingredients for food and medicinal use.
The most significant scientific findings so far have been in the areas of cardiovascular support, glucose metabolism, cellular health, gastric support, anti-inflammatory activity, and antioxidant capacity. Its high antioxidant capacity is in part due to the high content of anthocyanins. The aronia anthocyanin profile is also what contributes to its myriad measurable health benefits. This is definitely a dark berry you will want to remember.
Aronia Health Benefits
- Contains the HIGHEST anthocyanin content compared to other fruits and vegetables
- Contains one of the HIGHEST antioxidant capacities compared to any other North American cultivated berry
- Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
- Supports healthy glucose metabolism
- Promotes healthy aging, immune, and inflammation responses
- Offers gastric support
Aronia Product Applications
Artemis’ aronia powders and aronia extracts are ideal for a variety of applications including functional foods and beverages, dietary supplements, and as natural colorants. They are suitable for use in capsules, tablets, drink mixes, cosmetics, and more. Fresh aronia berries make great additions to baked goods, smoothies, bars, etc.
AroniaCraft® 7% Powder*
Spray-dried European Aronia berry extract standardized to a minimum anthocyanin content of 7%.
* IPT – Iprona Polyphenol Technology, a chemical-free process which enriches active compounds including polyphenols and High Molecular Weight Fractions.
Standardized Aronia 15% Powder
A standardized excipient-free extract powder made from whole European Aronia. This fine, rich aronia powder has a pungent, distinct flavor. This extract is dark purple in color and contains a minimum ORAC value of 6,000, an anthocyanin level of at least 15% and a polyphenol level of at least 40%.
Aronia Juice Powder
A pink-red powder that is spray dried onto a maltodextrin excipient. This versatile fruit powder delivers the full-spectrum aronia phytonutrients.
Aronia Juice Concentrate 65° Brix
Pure aroniaberry (Aronia melanocarpa) fruit concentrate