Chokeberry is a well-known shrub with a height of one and a half to two meters. But not everyone knows that chokeberry and its properties have healing power.
So, the European territory of our country is perfect for growing chokeberry. It can grow in both rich and depleted soils. Loves the sun, but can bear fruit in partial shade, although the yield will be less. In winter it can withstand temperatures up to minus 40 degrees. Propagated by seeds, and cultivated varieties - by cuttings and layering. Frost resistant. The fruits are ready for consumption in late September - early October.
Chokeberry fruit can be eaten without processing. They are dark in color with a light smoky bloom, their taste is sweet - sour, slightly astringent. These berries are very healthy. They contain a large amount of acids that are useful for the human body, including malic acid. Vitamins and trace elements are also present in them in abundance: iron, pectin, iodine, molybdenum, manganese, copper, boron. One of the main advantages of this berry is that it contains a lot of tannins that have a good effect on the digestion process, and the content of sorbitol chokeberry in the fruits allows people with diabetes mellitus to eat them. People with diseases of the cardiovascular system can also feel the benefits of this berry: regular consumption of juice from them perfectly lowers blood pressure. These small black fruits are capable of protecting against radioactive radiation! Chokeberry and its properties are faithful helpers of a person in the fight against many ailments. Jams are made from it, tinctures are prepared, frozen and widely used in cooking.
A high acid content can negatively affect the health of people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as gastritis and stomach ulcers.