Aronia Berries; How They Can Be Consumed

Introduction

Aronia plants are an American native that have many health benefits that are causing major interest. This article discusses how they can be consumed. One of the answers is to make juice. After the European and Russians discovered the health benefits from eating the berries their juice has probably become the world’s most widely selling super fruit juice. You can find this juice in stores all over Europe. This article discusses examples of other value added products that can be made from the berries and their juice. In addition to juice this includes a number of unusually good items such as syrups, wines, sauces, marinades, berry chews, berry Crumb Bars and chutney.

Aroina Berry Products

Apart from being eaten fresh, these berries are now appearing in different forms of food that offer the same amount of nutrition. Some examples are discussed below.

1.) Juice is the most common use of the berries.

As already mentioned juice is one of the primary products made from the berries. As a general rule, 1 to 2 pounds of berries yields approximately 2 cups of juice. The juice can either be consumed as is, sweetened with stevia or blended with other fruit juices. Some say using an apple cider press 16 lb of berries can produce 1 gallon of juice.

2.) Syrup can be made from the juice.

The Ingredients are as follows:

  • 7 cups juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 package Pomona pectin not gelatin
  • 3 cups fructevia

3.) Southwest Barbecue Rib Sauce is a delicious item.

The Ingredients are as follows:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup juice
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/8 cup Fructevia
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne

4.) Teriyaki Marinade made with Berries, Ginger and Garlic

The Ingredients are as follows:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

5.) Chutney is a condiment similar to relish. This is a condiment used in South Asian cuisine.

The Ingredients are as follows:

  • 1 cup apple (peeled and chopped Granny Smith)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen Aronia berries
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider
  • 1 teaspoon pinto bean flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

6.) Aronia Salsa, this homemade salsabegins with healthy, vine ripened ingredients.

The Ingredients are as follows:

  • 6 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of chopped dandelion leaves or chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup diced red peppers
  • 1 cup diced green peppers
  • 1 cup of a diced onion
  • 3 diced jalapeo peppers
  • 1 cup chopped aronia berries

Combine all ingredients and serve

7.) Wines, the juice and the wine blends well with other berry juices and wines and should be made with blending in mind if the flavor turns out to have lack of strength.

8.) Smoothies, this is one of the most widely used ways to consume these berries.

9.) Berry chews are delicious and popular with kids and the kids at heart.

The Ingredients are as follows:

  • 1 cup berry juice, simmer over low heat and reduced to 1/3 cup
  • 2 Tbsp cold water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp Pomona pectin not gelatin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup Fructevia
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or Chia Seed or alfalfa seed

10.) Jelly Recipe, this is a popular and delicious item:

The Ingredients are as follows:

  • 3 cups juice
  • 3 cups frustevia
  • 1 bottle of liquid pectin.
  • Aronia berry Jam
  • 12 cups fresh or frozen aronia berries
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3 cups fructevia
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice (fresh)
  • 1 package Pectin (powered – 1.75 ounce)

11.) Frozen berries, you can freeze the berries for later use or dehydrate fruit.

12.) Aronia Salsa can easily be made.

The Ingredients are as follows:

  • 1 Medium Red Onion
  • 3 Jalapenos
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen berries
  • 4 cups Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 – 14 oz can Whole Corn
  • 1 – 14 oz can Black Beans
  • 4 Limes
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 11/2 cups of chopped dandelion leaves

13.) Muffins, pancakes, bar cookies can be made. Aronia berries and juice is the perfect ingredient for delicious recipes like muffins and pancakes. You get great taste plus antioxidants, and anthocyanins all at the same time. Top pancakes filled with aronia berries with cereals or add it to your fruit salad.

14.) Aronia berry Crumb Bars,these are Cheap and easy to make. Kids love them.

The Ingredients are as follows:

  • 1/2 cup fructevia
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups fresh aronia berries
  • 1/4 cup fructevia
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch

15.) Aronia berry drink can Juice up Your Life as a natural locally made healthy drink!

The Ingredients are as follows:

  • 11/2 tablespoon aronia berry or blueberry concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 8 oz ginger ale or carbonated water

Apple Aronia Berry Twist is a delicious drink

The Ingredients are as follows:

  • 1 Tablespoon Aronia Berry Juice
  • 6 Ounces Apple Juice
  • Splash of Sparkling or Tonic Water

16.) Aronia berry leather is convenient, delicious, and healthy since it is unadulterated by the addition of sugar.



Source by Harold Stewart

Easy and Quick Vegan Recipes Ideas – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners For The Busy Vegan

With veganism becoming increasingly popular nowadays, many folk on the vegan diet are in desperate need for quick and easy vegan recipes to accommodate their busy lifestyle. Fortunately over the past couple of decades an abundance of vegan recipe ideas and information has emerged to cater for the needs of this ever-growing veganism lifestyle. Below are some quick and easy vegan recipe ideas for your breakfast, lunch and dinners.

Easy & Quick Vegan Breakfast Recipes & Ideas

Pancakes

Stir together in a bowl: 1 Cup flour, 1 Tbsp. sugar, 2 Tbsp. baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Add 1 Cup Soy/Rice/Coconut milk and 2 Tbsp. oil. Mix ingredients together until batter is smooth. In a hot, oiled frying pan, spoon in large spoonfuls of the mixture. Flip sides when bubbles start to appear (approximately 2 minutes per side). Add more oil to frying pan as needed. Serve pancakes with maple syrup, agave nectar, molasses, soy yogurt, fruit, berries, or another topping of your choice.

Fruit Smoothie

For those who have a blender, making a breakfast smoothie is a super easy and quick vegan breakfast option. Simply blend together your choice of a mixture of the following ingredients: soy/rice/coconut milk, soy/coconut yogurt, berries, bananas, dates, raisins, maple syrup, molasses, agave nectar, cacao powder, grated vegan chocolate, flaked/slithered almonds, crushed brazil nuts, flax seeds, LSA mix, oats, ice-cubes. Serve in a tall glass.

Easy & Quick Vegan Lunch Recipes & Ideas

Tofu & Vegetable Stir-Fry

Cook tofu-nuggets in a hot oiled pan over high heat for 3 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Remove from pan. Next, stir fry (in peanut oil, for taste) some sliced carrots, baby-corns, snow-peas, broccoli or another vegetable of choice, on high heat for approximately 1 minute. Next add a few large Tbsps. (up to ¼ Cup) of vegetable stock liquid to pan, continue tossing vegetables, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add tofu back to pan and continue to stir-fry for 1 minute more. Add salt and pepper, plus 1-2 tsp. sesame oil to taste. Eat alone or with rice or noodles.

Crackers with Many Toppings

For the very busy vegan, you can’t get an easier lunch than crackers. But don’t assume that just because you’re eating crackers means lunch has to be boring. Firstly, find in your supermarket or health store some gourmet vegan crackers and crispbreads. Buy an assortment of them. Next, know your topping options. Suggestions are as follows:

1. Avocado, salt & pepper

2. Soy spread, tomato, salt, pepper

3. Tomato, vegan “cheese”, salt, pepper

4. Peanut butter, almond spread

5. Tahini, maple syrup

6. Vegan hummus dip, beetroot dip, sun-dried tomato dip (from health shop, supermarket or home-made)

7. Soy spread, salad

8. Soy spread, sun-dried tomatoes, olives

Easy & Quick Vegan Dinners Recipes & Ideas

Pasta With “White Sauce”

Cook your pasta and vegetables as per usual. To make a tasty vegan “white sauce” heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil/soy spread in a frying pan, plus 1 heaped tsp. plain flour or cornflour. Stir on high heat for 1 minute. Next, add salt, pepper and dried herbs to taste. Next, you will be adding your soy/rice milk to the mixture – a little bit at a time, stirring constantly. Once desired consistency has been achieved, turn off heat and taste to serve. Adjust seasonings as necessary. Serve on top of pasta and vegetables. Top with grated vegan “cheese” if desired.

The Grandiose Garden Salad

If you are sick of salads, maybe you should start to gourmet them up a little more. Nobody can get tired of eating a proper, sustaining and mighty-flavorsome salad. To make the Grandiose Garden Salad, add the following ingredients together in a large bowl: 1 large packet of spinach and rocket leaves, chopped vine-ripened tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, a few spoonfuls of finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes, pitted olives, 1-2 chopped avocados, 1 finely sliced large cucumber, 1 cob of corn (either cooked or raw) – kernels removed and added to salad, ½ very thinly sliced red onion, tinned baby beetroot, and ½ cup of walnuts. To make the dressing, add together 2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1-2 tsp. lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Gently stir dressing into the salad. Enjoy the salad by itself, or with some toasted sourdough bread.



Source by Loren Antonios