Z Natural Foods Purple Aronia Extract Powder - 1 lb.
Purple Aronia, also known as purple chokeberry, is a species of shrub native to North America. It grows in moist, acidic soils and prefers full sun or partial shade.
The shrub produces small, dark purple berries that are edible and used in juices, jams, jellies, wines, and more. It's also used as an ornamental shrub in landscapes. The shrub was first documented by botanist John Bartram in 1751 in Pennsylvania and was well-known among Native Americans.
The berries were used in nourishing preparations and as a dye for clothing, and the wood was used for tool-making. Today, purple Aronia is widely cultivated for its berries and used in traditional tonics and modern food-based preparations.
In the late 20th century, researchers discovered that Aronia berries contain quality levels of nourishing components. As a result, purple Aronia extract has become popular. It is made by extracting the juice from the berries and concentrating it into a powder.
Purple Aronia extract is now widely used in various products, including skin care products and cosmetics.
This purple powerhouse berry is packed with polyphenols and has one of the highest antioxidant ORAC scores of any natural food.
Aronia berries have anthocyanin and flavonoid amounts that are higher than blueberries, cranberries, pomegranates and acai.
The secret to Purple Aronia's power lies in its deep coloring. Their intense color is the result of a potent concentration of antioxidant phytochemicals. Phytochemicals may help support the natural aging process and support a healthy immune response. Our Purple Aronia Berry Extract Powder is a 4:1 extract meaning each serving is 4 times more potent than the whole berry powder.
Researchers from Ohio State University found that anthocyanins obtained from exotic plant pigments may have helped the healthy body inhibit and even kill mutated cell growths in the colon. Aronia berries are gaining popularity in the United States and have been widely consumed in Eastern Europe and Russia for their antioxidant benefits. European countries also like to produce aronia berry wine. Our Non-GMO Purple Aronia Extract Powder tastes like a tart mix of blackberry and blueberry and has an amazing ORAC score of over 4700 per gram.
Some possible traditional uses of Purple Aronia Extract Powder may include:
- May support a healthy cardiovascular system
- May support healthy cholesterol levels
- May support healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- May support a healthy immune response
- May help nourish the brain & nervous system
- May support healthy digestion
- May support a healthy inflammation response
- May support the urinary system
- May support healthy aging
- Good source of antioxidants
CONSTITUENTS OF PURPLE ARONIA INCLUDE:
Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese
Vitamins: Vitamin C, Folate, Beta & Alpha carotene, Vitamin A (IU), Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Serine Anthocyanidins: Petunidin, Delphinidin, Malvidin, Peonidin, Cyanidin-3-galactoside, Quercetin
Phytochemicals: Tannic acid, Quinic acid, Phenolic acids, Catechins, Flavonoids: Resveratrol, Hesperidin and Rutin.
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed: Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. You will see the color range from a dark reddish to a dark brown color.
Please see the Supplement Facts tab for a full listing of the Ingredients in this product. In summary, it contains: Purple Aronia Extract, Non-GMO tapioca maltodextrin derived from yuca root*.
Suggested Use: Mix 1 teaspoon with juice, yogurt or add to your favorite smoothie.
Mixing suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our black currant juice powder.