Aronia Berries - Certified Organic in BC

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Aronia Berries - Certified Organic

Aronia Berries - Demeter Bio-dynamic and Certified Organic

Aronia Berries – the Super Edible

Aronia berries are known as a super health fruit.  Aronia juice has very high levels of anthocyanins and flavonoids, much higher than cranberry juice, with beneficial nutrients such as antioxidants, polyphenols, minerals and vitamins.  The berries have multiple the antioxidant power of other fruits including elderberries, grapes, and blueberries.    Antioxidants help reduce the risk for cancer, heart disease, inflammation, diabetes, bacterial infections and neurological diseases in humans. They also slow the aging process.  Aronia berries contain high levels of anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral compounds.

Aronia is the focus of much promising health research for many major degenerative diseases. Much can be found on PubMed about these results.

Recent academic works:

Osteoporosis and bone biomechanical

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5490522/

Gastroprotective and anti-inflammatory

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28590446

Anti-diabetic

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5681526/

Anti-viral - influenza

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24012672

Multiple sclerosis, blood pressure

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20037491

Alzheimer's, cardiovascular, Parkinson's

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1541-4337.2012.00198.x

Our Aronia bushes are fruit-tree size, with violet-black berries which hang in clusters.

Here are a few of the ways to use Elderberry Lane Farm Aronia Berries:

Fruit Crisp – our favourite decadent summer desert – use ½ Aronia Berries and ½ local Blackberries in your regular fruit crisp recipe.  To make this desert “over the top” use an oatmeal and chopped hazelnut, butter and brown sugar crust.  Sweeten fruit to taste.  Aronia has plenty of natural pectin.

Aronia Jam and Jelly – no added pectin required.  Also great made into a mixed fruit jam (again the local Blackberries go well, or make another of our favourites - Italian Prune Plum and Aronia Berry blend).

Wine – makes a superior dry wine with a Cabernet finish.  Pure Aronia wine wins medals in Europe.  Also can be blended with grapes.

Juice – particularly good made with a juice steamer and additionally good blended with apple juice.  (Without a steamer? Cook and drip from a jelly bag to extract for juice.)

Syrup – use on pancakes or add as base to your own carbonated water for a refreshing summer “pop” or get creative in cocktails

Cider – hard (fermented) Apple and Aronia cider

Dried and Tea – dried whole, makes a wonderful stash for winter use, or for super healthy trail mix, snacks, cereals, yogurt, and smoothies.  Chop and dry for a healthy year round tea experience.  Next time you are in a major center, look in the health food stores or European delis (especially German and Polish) and you will find Aronia tea and dried Aronia Berries on the shelves.

Freezing – Aronia Berries freeze very well for later use.  Easy - just pop them in containers, whole and raw.  Freezing reduces tannin levels. Great to add a handful before cooking your morning porridge.

Shakes and Breakfast Smoothies - add berries straight from the freezer.

Minimum order is ten pounds - $6 per pound

Berries ripen in August - please reserve.

See Aronia on the main farm website:  http://elderberrylanefarm.ca/aronia-2

 

The Farm and Vineyard are Biodynamic Demeter and Certified Organic - #10-500-31 in BC

Call to order - Aileen & Zbigniew - (250) 333-8536

Email: elderberrylanefarm (at) lasqueti.ca

Lasqueti Island, British Columbia

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