‘Let food be your medicine’said Hippocrates, the father of western medicine. This Greek philosopher could easily becomeknown as the grand-daddy of nutraceuticals, those super-foods with extra health benefits over and above the basic nutritional value found in other foods.
In a world of processed food where people are suffering from heart disease, cancer, immune disorders, etc., more and more people today are looking for whole, natural and raw foods that will deliver them optimum nutrition.
Nutraceuticals are increasingly being used to improve health, and prevent chronic and life threatening diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and gastrointestinal disorders.
According to Taylor and Francis Online, nutraceuticals are 'emerging as the number one food industry trend in the United States and the world, as strong consumer, demographic, and international trends combine with nutritional and nutraceutical advances in medical science, and the food, pharmaceutical, and dietary supplement industries take note of the opportunity.’
In the spectrum of nutrition, berries rank near the top, and among berries, none are more nutritious than the Aronia berry.
Nature’s medicine chest packed in a dark purple berry
Brimming with anti-oxidants, the Aroniaberry is emerging as a powerhouse for health. This deep purple berry is native to North America, and is wonderful in smoothies, trail-mix, juices, winemaking, fruit leathers, pies, jams, and jellies. It contains three times the anthocyanin content of blueberries, higher than any other fruit or vegetable. And its anti-oxidant levels are among the highest of any berry cultivated on this continent. Antioxidants prevent cell damage caused by free radicals that can result from exposure to toxins. The USDA measures ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) as a measure of antioxidant capacities of various foods. Aronia compares favorably among many fruits tested.
Super-Nutritious Aronia Berries From Hopkins Berry Farm
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What Aronia Research Has Found
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