Superfood Love: Raw Aronia Powder by raw superfoods
About Aronia Powder
I love to shop at the Noordermarkt on a Saturday and I am so lucky it is only just across the street from me. I discovered this brand of superfoods whilst exploring the market stalls last Summer. They have a great range of healthy food and skincare products on sale at the market and via their online webshop.
Now, we have all heard of Acai berries and Blueberries being high in anti-oxidants, but have you heard of Aronia powder? I recently put this powder to the test and sampled a Dutch brand 'raw superfoods' raw Aronia powder.
Aronia powder is made from the berries more commonly know as Chokeberries which are grown mostly in North America. They contain high levels of polyphenol antioxidants and anthocyanins (a type of flavanoid) which is linked to their deep red and purple colour. They have much higher anti-oxidant levels than cranberries, Acai berries and blueberries according to the USDA. Suggested areas for health benefits are: urinary tract health, cardiovascular health and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. They are also said to have an anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory effect.
The berries themselves have an astringent unsweet taste so its best to add the powder to smoothies, cooking, desserts and juices. I have been adding the powder to my daily protein shake and it tastes great! I don't have much of a sweet tooth so a slight bit of bitterness if fine with me.
About raw superfoods
Raw Superfoods ™ was set up by Diana Store, originally from the U.K. but has resided in the Netherlands since 1998. She started the raw superfood company in 2003 after living a raw food lifestyle since 1996. Diana Store (Raw Superfoods) was the first to successfully Promote David Wolfe in the Netherlands (2003 and 2004), first to produce and distribute fresh wheatgrass, and first to sell Raw chocolate in Netherlands. Diana Store’s Raw Superfoods market stall can be found on Amsterdam’s Noordermarkt (Weekly Organic Farmers Market) since 2004. In 2013 Diana was co-founder of the Dutch Raw Food Festival, and (co-)organiser in 2013, 2014 and 2017.
The brand 'Raw Superfoods ™' including Organic, Premium maca, mesquite, lucuma, chia seeds Golden Flax, kelp powder, Macadamia nuts, camu camu berries, Mulberries and Golden / Inca berries, as well as all kinds of premium Raw Cacao products from Ecuador including: Cocoa beans, Broken beans (Nibs), pasta, butter and powder, all of the rare heirloom, highly regarded 'Arriba Nacional variety.
Diana Store's Raw Superfoods ™ booth is already the first in Amsterdam and the Netherlands RAW CHOCOLATE bars sold at the North Market on Saturday. Their ORIGINAL RAW CHOCOLATE CAKE and LEMON CAKE are the best selling items from their booth.
They also have a small selection of books, including Diana Store's 276 page publication, Raw Food Works, as well as Dutch language cookbooks and other popular books of Victoria Boutenko, David Wolfe and Brian Clement.
So, go check out their stall on the Noordermarkt on a Saturday and maybe you will even see me there! Enjoy your weekend!