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Aronia Info

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 Potential of Aronia Berries for Memory and Cognition

Recent evidence has indicated that a group of plant-derived compounds known as flavonoids may exert particularly powerful actions on human cognition and may reverse age-related declines in memory and learning.

 In particular, evidence suggests that foods rich in three specific flavonoid sub-groups, the flavanols, anthocyanins and/or flavanones, have a unique ability to cross the Blood Brain Barrier , and possess the greatest potential to act on the cognitive processes. [1][2]

  • According to a Harvard cognitive research study performed on 16,010 participants.  Long term berry and flavonoid intake appears to delay cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years. [2]

Aronia vs Blueberry

  • Aronia is 177% higher than Blueberries in Flanonols [4]

  • Aronia is 406% higher than Blueberries in Anthocyanins [4]

  • Aronia is 429% higher than Blueberries in Proanthocyanidin a powerful antioxidant associated with a number of other potential health benefits is also found in the striatum, a brain structure controlling movement as well as certain memory tasks [6]

  • Aronia is 344% higher than blueberries in total Antioxidants [5]


[1] Spencer, J. P. (2010) The impact of fruit flavonoids on memory and cognition. British Journal of Nutrition, 104 (Supple). S40S47.

 [2] Youdim KA, Shukitt-Hale B & Joseph JA (2004) Flavonoids and the brain: interactions at the blood–brain barrier and their physiological effects on the central nervous system. Free Radic Biol Med 37, 1683–1693.

[3] Devore EE, Kang JH, Breteler MM, Grodstein F. Dietary intakes of berries and flavonoids in relation to cognitive decline. Ann Neurol. 2012 Jul; 72(1):135-43.

 [4]USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods December 2013

[5]USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, Release 2

[6]USDA Database for the Proanthocyanidin Content of Selected Foods

[7] . Valcheva-Kuzmanova SVEftimov MTTashev REBelcheva IPBelcheva SP. Aronia Cognitive Memory effects of Aronia melanocarpa fruit juice in a passive avoidance test in rats. Folia Med (Plovdiv). 2014 Jul-Sep;56(3):199-203.