Aronia fruit bunches are placed on flat surfaces on kitchen towels and left to drain for ~1 hour to remove excess water.
After the aronia have dried, we separate the aronia berries from the bunches.
Next is the squeezing of the aronia berries with the help of a juicer, preferably with a screw shaft that works at low speeds (40-60 rpm) to avoid heating during squeezing. If you like, you can also add a lemon to the juicer.
We pour the obtained juice into ice cubes bags, which we will freeze in the freezer. In about 2 hours they will be frozen.
The chokeberry pulp, obtained after squeezing, can be dried and used to make teas, especially in the cold season. It can also be dried and then ground into powder. In this way, up to 3 teaspoons of powder are consumed per day before meals.
Pure aronia syrup in the form of ice cubes Retention/Expiry: → It will be stored only in the freezer. → Effectively break a cube at a time, as much as is consumed, and immediately put the rest in the freezer. → It is recommended to consume up to a maximum of 1 year from the date of freezing!
→ One frozen cube of chokeberry juice, in a glass of plain water (~ 200 ml), 2-3 times a day. → One or more cures of 2 months with 2 weeks break are recommended!
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 arteriosclerosis;
prevents coronary diseases;
decreases the risk of myocardial infarction;
effectively cleans the blood;
reduces triglycerides and bad cholesterol (LDL);
Beneficial for those with diabetes:
regulates blood sugar (anthocyanins);
reduces the amount of sugars and fats in the blood thanks to anthocyanins;
prevents the sudden increase in blood sugar and keeps the sugar level under control, thanks to dietary fiber;
Supports cognitive functions:
helps increase neural activity;
helps to strengthen neural connections;
reduces oxidative stress in the brain (due to anthocyanins);