Useful properties of black chokeberry
In Aronia berries, which ripen in September and October, contains vitamins: P, E, C, carotene and b vitamins, and trace elements: iodine, iron, fluorine, copper, molybdenum, manganese, boron. They also have sorbitol, a glucoside amygdalin, a lot of pectin and tannins.
Due to its medicinal properties, Aronia products help to reduce the pressure in the initial stage of hypertension, have a preventive effect and prevent atherosclerosis, lower cholesterol in the blood, strengthen the walls of blood vessels.
The Aronia berry fresh and dry, as well as beverages, including fruit drinks, strengthen the nervous system, have calming and relaxing effect, their use increases blood clotting, promote the flow of bile and enhance the effect of gastric enzymes.
In addition, these fruits help in disease and dysfunction of the thyroid gland, through they contain iodine, they also strengthen the immune system and excrete radioactive substances. Learning about the many useful properties of these miracle berries, you'll probably want to make a delicious compote.
In compotes and fruit drinks of chokeberry can add a little fresh mint to boost their refreshing properties.
Compote of black chokeberry
If you want to cook a compote of black chokeberry to drink it within a few days, cook it with the apples, because the berries have a tart taste and the addition of apples will help soften it. 1 kg of berries you will need:
- 4 liters of water;
- 2 large apples;
- ½ Lemon;
- 700 g of sugar.
Aronia berries have antiseptic properties and can be stored in winter fresh at zero temperature.
The collected berries, rinse under running water, wash the apples, cut into slices, cut out the core. Boil water in a large saucepan, pour berries, put the apples and cut into small pieces, unpeeled lemon, add sugar. When the water boils, reduce heat and cook for another 10 minutes on slow fire and then remove the pan from the heat. Allow the compote to cool and infuse, then you can drink.
In that case, when you want to preserve compote for the winter, washed berries and sliced apples in the same amount of fold in the washed and sterilized three-liter jar. Pour in a jar of boiling water, let stand 10 minutes then drain the water and again boil it, add the Cup of sugar and citric acid on the tip of a knife. Pour boiling water into the jar and immediately roll it with a lid for canning. Gently turn the jar, put on the cap to make sure it is closed tightly. Leave to cool and then store it away safely in a cool dark place.