Aronia berries or chokeberries are becoming a popular nutraceutical fruit crop. This small sour deep purple superfood is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants like ANTHOCYANINS. The anthocyanins give aronia berries their rich color and cancer fighting abilities. And aronia berries have the highest concentration of anthocyanins of any fruit.
These gluten-free, vegan cookies are a great snack and a great way to get some of these healthy anthocyanins in your diet. Aronia berries are a bit tart so you may want to mix half dried aronia berry and half dried blueberry in your recipe which give the cookie a nice sweet and sour taste profile. You can also shape the easy to work with cassava flour dough into a bar shape which makes them seem less like a dessert and more like a nutritional bar – any way you shape them, they’re delicious and healthy. You can read more about the benefits of CASSAVA FLOUR HERE. And read on about the health benefits of aronia berries below…or just skip to the yummy recipe 🙂
Aronia Berry Health Benefits
Aronia berries can lower inflammation and be very beneficial in cases of arthritis and hypertension. The berries fight cancer, support natural immunity and can strengthen blood vessels. Urinary tract infection? Skip the cranberry capsules and get some aronia berry capsules which contain higher levels of QUINIC ACID and have been proven to be five times more effective than cranberries in fighting UTIs and maintaining HEALTHY URINARY TRACTS.
- Rich in anthocyanins to fight cancer
- Can block inflammatory COX2 and lower inflammation
- Anti-carcinogenic due to high levels of polyphenols
- High in phenolics which can limit atherosclerotic damage caused by heart disease
- High in quinic acid for healthy urinary tracts
I’ve learned a lot about aronia berries and I hope this helped you gain some new insight to a healthy food you can easily incorporate into your diet. Try this cookie recipe and try using these dried berries in other baked goods, trail mixes or granola and dishes like salads.
Many Wishes of Health & Gratitude,