The aronia berries will not detach from the bunch, so they will last longer without losing their properties. The honey must be as liquid as possible, possibly acacia, to crystallize as hard as possible.
In a glass container (jar) we place the chokeberry fruits with all the bunches, without pressing them.
Pour the honey over the aronia fruits, so that they are covered.
We close the jar hermetically and store it in cool places (4-10 degrees C), ventilated and protected from light (cellars or even in the refrigerator). It is recommended to stay like this, to macerate for at least 1 week, after which it can be consumed. After opening, it will only be kept in the refrigerator until it is completely consumed. The honey will thin out slightly, and as time goes by the aronia berries will raisin.
We prefer a honey that is as liquid as possible and that, when cold, in the refrigerator, does not crystallize, or crystallizes more difficult, such as acacia honey.
I chose to use the aronia fruit with the bunch, because this way the fruit can last for a longer period of time.
Storage/Validity: → It is recommended to store in small (glass) containers, necessarily in cool places (4-10 degrees C), ventilated and protected from light (beaker or even in the refrigerator.. → If unopened, a jar of aronia with honey can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 12 months. → After opening, it is recommended to consume within a maximum of 3 months and store only in the refrigerator.
Only the syrup and aronia fruits will be consumed, the bunch part should be discarded. We recommend 1 tablespoon (~30 g) 3 times a day, 30 minutes before meals.
Effects and benefits
important source of antioxidants: anthocyanins, flavonoids, phenolic acids;
contains the highest level of anthocyanins and proanthocyanins;
rich in vitamins: A, B, C, P, K and Q;
rich in minerals: calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and manganese;
rich in carotene, lutein and catechin;
tonic / energizing;
the antibacterial effect;
source of fiber
regulates the tension;
regulates blood sugar;
protects the stomach;
protects the body from intoxication;
Supports the immune system:
strengthens the body's immunity (aronia being rich in vitamin C);
prevents colds and flu (aronia are rich in ellagic acid and myricetin);
prevents bacterial infections in the respiratory system;
reduces the risk of colon or breast cancer
fight against free radicals;
aronia inhibits the growth of cancer cells in colon cancer;
Supports the cardiovascular system:
chokeberry helps regulate blood pressure due to its high potassium content, which has a dilating effect;
helps prevent and even treat atherosclerosis;
prevents coronary diseases;
decreases the risk of myocardial infarction;
effectively cleans the blood;
reduces triglycerides and bad cholesterol (LDL);
Supports cognitive functions:
helps increase neural activity;
helps to strengthen neural connections;
reduces oxidative stress in the brain (due to anthocyanins);