Optimal Aronia Berry Harvest
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Aronia berries, also known as Photinia melanocarpa or black chokeberries, have a market with a high predicted growth rate until 2027. Because of their high antioxidant activity, Aronia berries are often labeled as a super-fruit and are intriguing to consumers, farmers, and researchers. Their high levels of naturally occurring antioxidants may be beneficial in preventing diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, and are linked to maintaining a long-term healthy lifestyle. Aronia berries also have the potential to be a strong and natural coloring agent due to their heat-stable deep purple-red color pigment.
Wilson, Lester A. and Beekman, Thadeus L., "Optimal Aronia Berry Harvest" (2018). Extension and Outreach Publications. 424.
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