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Calories, kcal: 55 Proteins, g: 1.5 Fats, g: 0.2 Carbohydrates, g: 10.9
Black chokeberry, or chokeberry, is a fruit tree or shrub, the main species of the genus Aronia of the Rose family.
The homeland of this plant is North America. At first, this plant was used only as an ornamental plant both in Europe and in Russia. Only in the 19th century did Michurin pay attention to this plant, realizing that it bears juicy fruits, suitable for breeding and very unpretentious.
Calorie content of chokeberry
The calorie content of chokeberry is 55 kcal per 100 grams of product.
Composition and useful properties of chokeberry
Chokeberry is capable of accumulating iodine, taking it from the soil. Of course, in regions located far from the sea, the iodine content in its fruits will be reduced, but still higher than in other fruits. In addition to this most important trace element, black chokeberry berries accumulate iron, molybdenum, manganese, copper and boron. Chokeberries contain record amounts of vitamin P and other substances with P-vitamin activity. In addition to this vitamin, its berries contain vitamins C, B1, B2, E, PP and K.
The astringent taste of the blackberry reminds that it contains a lot of tannins, organic acids and pectins, which means that it has a great effect on digestion (calorizer). For example, in the fruits of chokeberry, vitamin P is 2 times more than in black currants, and 20 times more than in oranges and apples. And the iodine content in blackberries is 4 times higher than in strawberries, gooseberries and raspberries.
Chokeberry contains sorbitol, which means that its berries can be eaten with diabetes without fear of a strong increase in blood sugar.
Due to its unique composition, chokeberry berries help with many diseases. It has already been established that chokeberry berries and juice, when used regularly, help to control blood pressure levels. Moreover, the increased pressure stabilizes, while the normal pressure does not decrease. Chokeberry is needed by everyone who lives in a city, because it protects the body from radioactive exposure. This berry is useful for bleeding, kidney disease, allergies (eczema, neurodermatitis) and gastritis.
Chokeberry contains a large amount of organic acids, therefore, with hyperacid gastritis and gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, it should be consumed in moderation and only without exacerbations. In such situations, special herbal preparations containing black chokeberry can help.
Chokeberry in cooking
Juices, jelly, preserves, jam, marmalade, jellies, liqueurs, wines, and tinctures are prepared from black chokeberry berries. Also in the food industry, a natural dye is used, obtained from the berries of the chokeberry. Dry berries are used to make fruit teas.
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The homeland of the chokeberry is North America, namely Canada, where this shrub grows everywhere. Chokeberry was brought to Russia only at the end of the 19th century and quickly gained popularity as an ornamental plant. But besides the fact that the chokeberry is indeed a very beautiful shrub, its fruits have a lot of vitamins and nutrients. The North American Indians knew about the medicinal properties of mountain ash and widely used its fruits for medicinal purposes