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1. Any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Aronia in the rose family, native to eastern North America and having clusters of white or pinkish flowers and small red or black applelike fruit. Chokeberries are sometimes classified in the genus Photinia.
2. The fruit of any of these plants.

[From its bitter fruit.]
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(ˈtʃəʊkbərɪ; -brɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) any of various North American rosaceous shrubs of the genus Aronia
2. (Plants) the red or purple bitter fruit of any of these shrubs
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(ˈtʃoʊkˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. any of several North American shrubs belonging to the genus Aronia, of the rose family.
2. their red, purple, or black berry.
[1770–80, Amer.]
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In particular, the black-purple species, known as aronia melanocarpa, was found to protect cells and reduce inflammation that could lead to chronic illnesses.
Other high-flavonoid berries, like black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and aroniaberry (Aronia melanocarpa), have been linked to potent anti-inflammatory benefits (European Journal of Nutrition, 2012), which can help modulate chronic-inflammation-induced conditions like metabolic disturbances, excess aches and pains, and a stressed immune system.
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Berries of the black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) plant, a shrub native to the Great Lakes Region, are rich in phenolics and other antioxidants.
Black chokeberries (Aronia melanocarpa) are smaller in size but feature larger leaves, flowers and berries than its red sibling.
The Aronia melanocarpa shrub produces small chokeberries that are encased in a skin that is dark purple to black in hue.
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Thi, "Effects of different growing regions on quality characteristics, bioactive compound contents, and antioxidant activity of aronia (Aronia melanocarpa) in Korea," Preventive Nutrition and Food Science, vol.
[73] evaluated the color of some commercial extracts from grapes (Vitis vinifera), elderberry (Sambucus nigra), purple carrot (Daucus carota), red radish (Raphanus sativus), black currant (Ribes nigrum), red cabbage (Brassica oleracea), and chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa); the chroma values from these two last sources were close to the values obtained for the BR (around 20).
In search of promising sources of natural antioxidants, black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa, Rosaceae) is very appropriate since it is among the richest sources of polyphenols in the plant kingdom [4, 5].
The supplementation with black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) juice concentrate (AJC) decreases epididymal fat (for -30%) and positively influences on adiponectin in male C57BL/6J mice.
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