Aronia, also known as black chokeberry, is a shrub that belongs to the rose family. It is native to North America but is now cultivated in many other regions, including Europe, Asia, and South America. The aronia shrub produces small, dark-purple berries that are rich in colour, edible and have a tart and slightly astringent flavour.
The aronia berry is valued for its high nutritional content and potential health benefits therefore added in dietary supplements and health food products. It is a vegan-friendly and gluten-free ingredient, making it suitable for a wide range of dietary needs.
In addition to its nutritional value, the aronia berry is also used in the food industry as a natural food coloring and flavoring ingredient in a variety of products, including jams, jellies, syrups, energy bars, and baked goods. They can be added to smoothies, oatmeal, or yogurt for a nutritious and flavorful breakfast. They can also be used in salads, sauces, and marinades to add a tart and tangy flavor.
The freeze-drying process involves removing the moisture from the aronia berries, resulting in a dry and lightweight product that can be stored for long periods without spoiling.
At Tobien Trading we offer Freeze Dried Aronia berries in whole and powder, as well as products from organic and conventional farming.