ingredient information
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