Nature’s “superberries” because of its extraordinary nutritional value. They are similar in size to blueberries and a deep violet in colour. The health benefits are based on its very high levels of anthocyanins and flavonoids. Three times the antioxidants of blueberries and five to ten times higher than cranberries, with beneficial nutrients such as antioxidants, polyphenols, minerals and vitamins. Also known to improve the circulation of blood, make blood vessels stronger, help keep blood pressure at normal levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. They have also been proven to help treating stomach problems including gastric ulcers and diarrhea. It also serves as anti-carcinogenic agent. The effect of the berries on cancer is known to be rather effective especially for those suffering from colon cancer.rnrnViking is the most productive cultivar of the Aronia, yielding as high as 5 tons per acre. This easy-to-grow native plant is loaded with black berries that ripen in late summer and can hang on the bush throughout winter. Berries are very high in antioxidants and are great used for wine, juices, jam, baking and more. Highly ornamental shrub features fragrant, white blooms and glossy green foliage. Grows 1.5 m (5 ft) in full sun to partial shade.
Growing Aronia Viking