The cancer cell growth inhibition activity of the 50% ethanol extract on the HeLa cell line was significantly higher than that of hot water and of 50% methanol extracts 70 Summary of protective properties of black chokeberry fruit in relation to chronic diseases are summarized in Table 1. It is also interesting to compare the inhibition activity of different polyphenolic compounds present in black chokeberry fruit. The results of the experiment showed that the anthocyanins extract of black chokeberry inhibited the generation and release of superoxide radicals by human granulocytes.
The findings of Kim et al. 135 indicate that Aronia melanocarpa juice is a potent stimulator of the endothelial formation of NO in coronary arteries that involves the phosphorylation of eNOS via the redox-sensitive activation of the Src/PI3-kinase/Akt pathway mostly by conjugated cyanidins and chlorogenic acids.
The aronia berry (chokeberry) is specifically mentioned within the article, (A)nthocyanin pigments from black carrots and radishes slowed the development of cancer cells by in between 50 to 80%. A 2004 study looked at the effects of grape, aronia, and bilberry extracts in preventing the growth of colon cancer. Test-tube and animal studies show that the anthocyanins in aronia berries may stop the growth of colon cancer cells (
Moreover, test-tube studies have linked the antioxidants in these fruits to other impressive health benefits, such as decreased inflammation, as well as reduced bacterial and cancer cell growth ( The study found that while all the extracts inhibited the growth of the cancer cells, aronia had the strongest effect. Giampieri F , Alvarez-Suarez JM , Battino M Strawberry and human health: Effects beyond antioxidant activity.
Aronia (black chokeberry) juice concentrate (AJC) (65° brix) was obtained from Maes’ Health and Wellness (Omaha, NE). Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine if long-term supplementation with Aronia melanocarpa (black chokeberry) juice concentrate has anti-obesity properties in mice fed obesogenic diets. Berry fruits have shown considerable potential in the food industry and nutrition science community over the last two decades due to the high level of phenolic compounds (e.g. anthocyanins) they possess and the role these compounds play in maintaining health and preventing disease 6.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine if supplementation with Aronia melanocarpa (black chokeberry) juice concentrate (AJC) has anti-obesity properties in mice fed obesogenic diets. The goal of Los Angeles-based aronia berry juice company Truronia is to reintroduce this superfruit to the U.S. and give it a chance to be in the superfood spotlight Truronia recommends consumers drink their beverage on its own for its great flavor or add it into smoothies and other recipes for its major health benefits. Black Chokeberry Juice (Aronia melanocarpa) Reduces Incidences of Urinary Tract Infection…” by M. Handeland et al., 6/14; Consumption of Chokeberry (Aronia mitschurinii) Products Modestly Lowered Blood Pressure and Reduced Low-Grade Inflammation in Patients with Mildly Elevated Blood Pressure” by B.M. Loo et al., Nutr Res, 11/16.
Antioxidant potential of fruit juice with added chokeberry powder (aronia melanocarpa) Antioxidant and Anticancer Properties of Leaf and Fruit Extracts of the Wild Raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.). Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 47(2), 359-367. Wang SY, Lin HS. (2000) Antioxidant activity in fruits and leaves of blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry varies with cultivar and developmental stage.
Comparative study of anthocyanin composition, antimicrobial and antioxidant activity in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) and blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) fruits. In this study the leaves and fruits of wild raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) populations from the central Balkan region were examined to determine the level of secondary metabolites and related antioxidant activity, as well as biological activity, upon existing ethnobotanical evidence, primarily linked to gastrointestinal disorders. Antioxidant and Anticancer Properties of Leaf and Fruit Extracts of the Wild Raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.)
Based on the findings of the study, the researchers concluded that aronia berry has anti-diabetic properties as it helped reduce the increase of blood glucose level and provided pancreatic beta cells some form of protection.