At the hill Boč a bush of aronia is hidden,
a heavy weight of berries it was given,
by a special task of bringing health is driven.
A small dark berry which is not particularly tasteful but a huge positive effect is hidden inside of it.
Tiny purple berries of aronia contain an incredible source of vitamins and minerals that are our best allies when it comes to feeling good.
They have an influence to working of our immune and nervous system, producing the collagen that takes care of our joints, bones, skin, veins... They have more vitamin C than lemons and other berries. Vitamin C cooperates in metabolism and minimises tiredness and exhaustion. Vitamin C cooperates in metabolism and minimises tiredness and exhaustion.
It contains vitamins B6 and B12that play an important role in metabolism, normal working of the nervous system and psychological processes, forming of red blood cells, they contribute to lowering the levels of tiredness and exhaustion. Vitamin B6 is responsible for regulation of hormone working.
The role of protecting the cells from oxidative stress is taken over by the vitamin E as an oxidant.
Potassium is responsible for normal working of the nervous system, of our muscles and maintaining a normal blood pressure. Calcium cooperates in blood thickening, normal working of the muscles, working of the metabolism enzymes and is needed for healthy bones and teeth.
Železo Iron lowers the level of tiredness and exhaustion, it influences the cognitive functions; memory, concentration, learning. It is needed for producing the red blood cells and hemoglobin and for carrying the oxygen in blood).
Source: Commision regulation (EU) No. 432/2012
Aronia used to be a cure of the Indians.
Black-fruited aronia originates from the eastern part of North America. The old Indians already cultivated the aronia and were aware of it’s healing and nutritional powers. They ingested the dried fruit. They were aware of the fact that the berries dry up if they are not picked for too long but they do not rot due to their own protective effects. Today aronia is used most in the countries of the former Soviet union, in Scandinavian countries, in Austria and Poland and throughout the entire Europe. In Slovenia there is already quite a few plantations of aronia and it can be also found planted in many gardens in smaller quantities. Aronia is quite unpretentious when it comes to cultivation. It can also grow in poor soil as long as it is not too shallow and swampy. It is highly immune to pests and low temperatures. Because of aronia’s high immunity to cold (it can stand the winter temperatures as low as – 47 °C) a lot of people reffer to it as a »Siberian berry«. After the nuclear catastrophe in Chernobyl, Ukraine, aronia berries were used to soften the medical problems of inflicted people caused by the radioactivity. Aronia’s health effects, especially the high percentage of antioxidants, are revealed in a number of studies that define aronia as a super food of the future. super živilo prihodnosti.
Important facts about aronia
How do we consume aronia?
Recommended quantity for consumption of aronia is a handful or 30 berries a day.
It can be consumed as whole berries, but they combine perfectly with curd or a yoghurt for making desserts and dressings. It is possible to produce a delicious homemade juice, syrup, jam, liqueur, smoothie, comp, you can also freeze it and consume it throughout the whole year. In this way you provide yourself with an option of regular consumption in long winter days, when there is a bigger chance of getting a flu, a cold, pneumonia… In that time, the organism needs more support for better immunity.