→ wash the aronia (with bunches) in 2-3 waters: we can use the sink, let the water flow enough to cover them, leave them in the water for a few minutes, then let them drain and repeat the operation 2-3 times; → after washing, leave the aronia bouquets to dry on flat surfaces on kitchen towels so that the water from washing evaporates. → after the fruits have dried, we separate the aronia berries from the bunches and put them in a container; → we wash the ginger well, optionally we can clean the peel and then cut it into slices; → we prepare the pollen, it is kept in the freezer; → wash the lemon, remove the peel and possibly cut it into slices;
The aronia fruits, ginger and lemon will be put through the juicer at the same time.
Add the raw pollen to the obtained juice and mix well until homogenized.
We pour the obtained juice into ice cubes bags, which we will freeze in the freezer. In about 2-3 hours they will be frozen.
The aronia, ginger and lemon pulp, obtained after squeezing, can be dried and used to make teas, especially in the cold season. The pulp can also be dried and then ground, and the obtained powder can be consumed as such or in various drinks, 1 teaspoon each 3 times a day.
Aronia syrup with pollen, ginger and lemon in the form of ice cubes Storage/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 aronia (chokeberry) juice, in a glass of plain water (~ 200 ml), 2-3 times a day, 30 minutes before meals. → One or more cures of 1-2 months with a 2-week break are recommended! → In children, the dose will be halved.
⚠ In an adult, the maximum dose of chokeberry juice per day should not exceed 150 ml.
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;
rich in protein;
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);