Aronia Melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott
Species native of North America of the Rosaceae family, was introduced in Europe in the first half of the 20th century, at first for the production of a pigment used as a food colorant.
Its success is due to the high content of active ingredients with antioxidant that makes it potentially usable in preventing cancer and alleviating the symptoms of diseases related to eating disorders such as atherosclerosis and hypertension. The compounds are most responsible for the antioxidant anthocyanins and procyanidins, there is the presence of other phenols such as chlorogenic acid and neoclorogenic.
The product is available in 3 different qualities, including the pressed cake type.