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Download Milne's white paper "ARONIA, The Richest North American Fruit" and learn more about the benefits of aronia berries.


Aronia, the Richest North American Fruit

Milne is an innovative leader in aronia and organic aronia production and is striving to set the industry’s “gold standard” by consistently producing superior, Grade A aronia berries using the grading standards established for blueberries. In addition, the fruit is vertically grown and processed on a domestic farm to assure US and international quality and food safety standards are met.

Milne offers aronia berries as IQF frozen, purees, MicroDried® and powders. Choosing Milne as your Aronia source assures you've selected a GAP certified, vertically integrated grower and manufacturer, a leader in quality assurance and food safety practices, and a company who can provide a sustainable supply of aronia for large manufacturers.

Health Benefits of Aroniaaronia health benefits

Aronia is a very dark, tart-tasting berry that is high in polyphenols, antioxidant Vitamin A and contains two flavonoids, anthocyanin and proanthocyanin. Based on preliminary research, these compounds are believed to have antiinflammatory properties and offer a wide range of potential health benefits including positive effects on heart disease, brain health, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and cancers.

The aronia berry may in fact be America’s healthiest, richest super fruit, with:

  • The highest antioxidant values of all North American fruits
  • Excellent source of antioxidant Vitamin A and dietary fiber
  • Contains anthocyanins, flavonoids, procyanidins and phenolic acids

The high concentration of polyphenols makes aronia a potent natural antioxidant, which is believed to inhibit the oxidation of free radicals. This, in turn, reduces inflammation and enhances muscle recovery and other potential health benefits.

Aronia has great potential in the nutraceutical, vitamins/ supplement and health food markets that serve today’s health conscious consumers.

Antioxidant Comparison

There is simply no comparison, aronia offers the highest antioxidant values of all the North American fruits – in fact, it has twice the antioxidants of its nearest competitor. This high concentration of antioxidant Vitamin A combined with high level of anthocyanins, resveratrol and proanthocyanin in aronia offers a rich, colorful, healthful ingredient.

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anthocyanin level comparison





Setting the Standard

Milne’s farming and processing operations are certified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Organic Program, Japanese Agricultural Specification (JAS) and the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

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Milne has long recognized aronia’s appeal to the growing number of health conscious consumers. Its commitment to Grade A standards, domestic and international certifications and offering 100% organic aronia products by 2017 clearly establishes Milne as the industry leader.

aronia pptDownload Milne's PowerPoint “Introducing ARONIA, America’s Richest Super Fruit"For more information, contact Milne’s aronia sales team:

Steve Nugent, Director of Frozen Fruit, Dried & Export Sales
, C: 509.781.4434

Heidi Farkas, National Sales & Marketing Manager
, C: 509.781.4112

MicroDried® & IQF

8100 E Executive Drive • Nampa, ID 83687 USA
Phone: 208.461.5100 • Fax: 208.461.5110