Black chokeberry: familiar stranger

I called my article that way for a reason. Because probably not everyone knows that chokeberry is a familiar chokeberry.

The homeland of the chokeberry is North America. Today, this mountain ash with juicy bunches of berries grows in almost every garden plot.

This shrub is completely unpretentious in cultivation, it is successfully breeding and is almost not susceptible to diseases. From the second half of September, the leaves of the chokeberry change color from green to red and purple, which creates a very decorative effect. The shrub blooms in June - July, and the juicy fruits ripen in late summer - early autumn. The berries have a tart sweet-sour taste, juicy.

Chokeberry fruits contain a lot of nutrients, minerals and vitamins. They are especially rich in iron, manganese and iodine, ascorbic acid. In large quantities, the fruits contain vitamin P, which reduces the permeability of blood vessels and capillaries. Therefore, drugs based on chokeberry are indicated for cardiovascular and infectious diseases.

They use the berries of chokeberry for food in their raw form, cook preserves, jelly, jams, and if the fruits are dried, then they make fruit healthy tea from them. Even when processed, the medicinal properties of the fruit are preserved. Due to the high content of coloring pigment in chokeberry juice, it is used for the manufacture of natural dyes in the confectionery industry.

Let black chokeberry, combining decorative and medicinal properties, grow on your plots!

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