Don’t let the name fool you!
This week’s hero starring in Science Bites is Aronia Melanocarpa.
Most commonly known as black chokeberry, Arona berries are small, dark fruits that grow on shrubs of Rosaceae family. We all know that “Choke” berry might not sound too friendly, but don’t let this name fool you. The name” chokeberry” comes from the berry’s tart quality and the fact that often makes your mouth crinkle when you eat it. However, the flavour becomes more palatable when used in various dishes or used to make juices, purées, jams, teas and wine. As an alternative, they can be consumed as a supplement.
Bright lights and bright minds.
At BioActor we have long been on a mission: help consumers to improve brain fitness. This is why we developed BrainBerry®, an Aronia berry extract standardized for cyanidin-3-glycosides and cyanidin-3-O-galactoside. Our research partners at the Metabolic Research Unit Maastricht (MRUM) have conducted the first randomized clinical trial with Aronia berry extract demonstrating that this super-berry can be safely used in form of supplement to enhance cognition and psychomotor speed in humans. An additional clinical trial is ongoing… Therefore, stay tuned for new exciting results!