ingredient information
Aronia Berry Juice Concentrate
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Flavor enhancer; derived from aronia arbutifolia; used as a taste expander in jelly, pudding, powdered desserts, yogurt, milk desserts, creams, homogenized cheeses, confectionery products, crispy cakes, fruit creams, ice creams and instant beverages. sometimes called black chokeberry, is a deciduous shrub native to eastern North America, used by landscapers primarily for its clusters of creamy white flowers in late spring, and colorful flame-colored autumn foliage contrasting with dark berries. Interest in the health benefits of aronia juice is based on its very high levels of anthocyanins and flavonoids, five to ten times higher than cranberry juice, with beneficial nutrients such as antioxidants, polyphenols, minerals and vitamins, that may include compounds that specifically fight cancer and cardiac disease – A concentrate is a form of substance which has had the majority of its base component, or solvent, removed. Typically this will be the removal of water from a solution or suspension such as the removal of water from fruit juice. The benefit of producing a concentrate is that of a reduction in weight for transportation as the concentrate can be re-constituted at the time of usage Source: foodfacts.com