Again and again one reads about studies that are supposed to prove health effects for chokeberry. Tests were carried out either in the test tube or on animals and can by no means be directly transferred to humans. A single literature reference gives a free hydrocyanic acid content of 1.57 mg per 100 g berries. As fresh chokeberry have a tart, astringent taste due to the high content of polyphenols and organic acids, it cannot be assumed that these berries are consumed fresh in large quantities. The chokeberry has gained popularity in recent years due to its particularly high content of flavonoids and phenolic acids, which are correlated with a number of health-promoting properties 1. There are now isolated reports that warn against eating chokeberries because of their prussic acid content. Good gut feeling: A new study from 2019 indicates that chokeberries are also good for our intestines: The polyphenols contained have a positive effect on the composition of the intestinal flora.
Chokeberry juice is certainly a very simple and tasty preparation, because the fresh berries are not for everyone due to their tart and astringent character. And chokeberry is also very suitable for people with a sweet tooth: Chokeberry fruit balls, fruit slices, dried berries in a crispy version or coated with dark chocolate, chokeberry berries are a good alternative to conventional sweets.
These plants flower and bear fruit faster and grow without any problems. Our specially developed packaging system is perfectly adapted to these plant sizes - after all, we have a special carton for every plant size, which enables safe and gentle transport. The plant serves as an additional nectar and pollen dispenser for our bees and can be planted by anyone because of its small size, where you don't want to look directly at the street, but don't want to plant an oversized hedge.
Untreated dried fruits are durable simply because they are so dry that there is too little residual moisture in the fruit to allow bacteria and fungi, the cause of mould and spoilage, to multiply. Aronia berry juice can be processed into liqueur and is an ingredient for jellies or marmalades. The planting itself can then be carried out in solitary position or within a group, in the latter case keeping a distance of at least one and a half metres between each specimen, bearing in mind that the chokeberry plant can reach a total height of 180 cm and a considerable girth.