The official Latin name for aronia berries is Aronia melanocarpa. You might also hear the name ‘chokeberry’ or ‘black chokeberry’ which refers to the same plant. These berries have a dark purple colour thanks to special pigments called anthocyanins. These are also antioxidants, which neutralise free radicals in the body. If left alone, these free radicals would go on to cause damage and ageing in your cells. Aronia benefits >>
What does aronia juice taste like?
Aronia juice has a delicious, sweet-tart flavour similar to blueberries and pomegranate. The berries contain tannins, like red wine. This gives the juice a slightly drying mouthfeel which you will recognise if you’ve ever enjoyed a glass of good merlot!We love drinking aronia juice on its own, but it also blends exceptionally well with other berry flavours. Try pairing it with strawberry, raspberry or blueberry in a smoothie or dessert.