Aronia Ireland Ltd. has developed a range of aronia berry products under our PhyterBerry™ brand.
We are still in an exciting phase of test / pilot marketing together and continue to undertake extensive Research & Development.
We have produced a range of aronia products in the form of capsules, juice, concentrates and powders. We are continuing to develop new aronia berry products to extend our PhyterBerry™ brand even further and we hope to bring these to market very soon!
NEW!! PhyterBerry™ Organic Aronia Essence
We are delighted to announce that our new PhyterBerry™ Organic Aronia Essence, from our Phyterberry™ Forte range, is now available.
This is a 500ml bottle of concentrate from 100% organic aronia berries. We
recommend a serving of 15ml that you dilute with water. Each serving will provide
you with 663mg of polyphenols!
Our PhyterBerry™ Organic Aronia Essence is made from 100% organic aronia berries and nothing else. It contains only natural sugars in small amounts,
which all come from the aronia berries themselves. The total amount of the natural sugar in our PhyterBerry™ Essence is half that of most other concentrates available. You can purchase our Essence and all our other products in our Shop
PhyterBerry™ Organic Aronia Juice in 330ml bottles – 2022 Harvest
We have produced our standard PhyterBerry™ Organic Aronia Juice at The Apple Farm in Tipperary and it has been made from a blend of Steve’s own Galicjanka variety of aronia berries grown in West Cork together with imported organic Galicjanka berries from the family farm in Poland that we have been working with for several years to establish Steve’s plantation. Our laboratory testing results show very high levels of both polyphenols and sorbitol – and to a lesser extent natural sugar – in this aronia juice.
Our PhyterBerry™ Organic Aronia juice is
available in a 330ml bottle format only at present. It is a retail product and is stocked by a selection of specialist Health Food stores.
We are steadily extending our distribution, please Contact Us for the latest information on our stockists.
Powders and Capsules
As part of our test marketing, we are pleased to also make available three new PhyterBerry™ products in “dry” format as aronia powders and aronia capsules.
We hope that these will appeal to people who are seeking a convenient way to increase their polyphenol intake. These powder products can be dissolved in still or sparkling water or added (sprinkled) on other foods such as cereals, smoothies or yogurts as you prefer.
For the aronia capsules we recommend a daily dose of 2 capsules per day.
PhyterBerry™ Aronia Capsules
a jar of 60 capsules each containing 227mg of polyphenols.
We are recommending up to 2 capsules per day which means a daily dose of 454mg of polyphenols.
The price for each jar of 60 capsules is €38.45
(inclusive of VAT)
PhyterBerry™ Forte Aronia Powder
a pouch pack of 100g of aronia extract. We are recommending 3.25g per day. This provides a daily dose of 565mg of polyphenols – and allows circa one month’s usage from the pack for one person. For guidance, a level teaspoon would contain around 2.3g of this aronia extract powder.
The price for each 100g pack
(inclusive of VAT).
PhyterBerry™ Organic Freeze Dried Powder
a pot pack of 100g. We are recommending 4g of this powder (up to twice daily). Each 4g dose (equivalent to around one teaspoon of this powder) provides 300mg of polyphenols.
The price for 100g pack is €12.93
(inclusive of VAT).
PhyterBerry™ FORTE Organic Aronia Juice in 3 Litre bag-in-box
We have a stronger organic juice product: PhyterBerry™ Forte in a 3L bag-in-box format. This juice is being sourced directly from a Polish organic farm and it is made from a different aronia berry variety to that which we have been using in our bottled juice.
The results of laboratory tests on this new ‘Nero’ aronia berry variety indicate that the polyphenol content is significantly higher than the ‘Galicjanka’ aronia variety used in our standard juice. The high polyphenol content can make the juice from the Nero berries taste slightly more astringent. Therefore, we branded this new organic juice as PhyterBerry™ FORTE and we are directing users to dilute the product with an equal amount of water before consuming, ideally with food. It is 100% safe to consume without dilution but some people may find it not as pleasant.
Our PhyterBerry™ FORTE product is likely to appeal most to those who have already tried the standard juice and now want to get a higher concentration of polyphenols. Meanwhile, the standard juice provides a lower intensity of polyphenols
(but still a reasonable daily intake) with a taste that may be more appealing to some customers.
Important Information for Consumers
All our products are derived from pure aronia berries however the potent physiological benefits of aronia means that our range of PhyterBerry™ FORTE products should be regarded and consumed as nutraceuticals. The benefits are because they have a particularly high concentration of a range of phytonutrients called polyphenols that multiple scientific trials demonstrate have a wide array of health benefits.
In a few susceptible individuals, some studies show that suddenly consuming high levels of polyphenols can cause some gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and occasionally diarrhoea, especially during the start of use or if consumed on an empty stomach. This is not dangerous but it can be unpleasant. To prevent these symptoms, we recommend that our PhyterBerry™ FORTE products are consumed with food and, in the case of the Juice and Essence, are diluted to a strength that suits an individual’s palate. (Guidelines on dilution are on pack labels).
For first time users, we also suggest that during the first few days of use, the dose consumed at any one time is gradually increased to work up to our recommended daily amount. The recommended daily amount should not be exceeded.
Polyphenols are likely to work better in combination with a diet that is high in fibre. Fibre includes both soluble fibre from beans and legumes for example, and insoluble fibre from green veg’ for example. These are generally deficient in Irish and British diets and we highly recommend increasing their intake. Conversely, diets high in refined carbohydrates such as sugars, saturated fat and emulsifiers found in highly processed foods, are unhealthy and also may decrease the effectiveness of polyphenols (by impairing the microbiome).
Food supplements should also not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.
Do not exceed the recommended daily amount.
Keep containers out of reach of children.
Please do let us have your feedback and any questions
We are learning all the time about what consumers like and we hope you can provide reactions to these latest products in due course. Our ambitious R&D programme is also progressing and we will continue to update our website with further scientific information and news on product developments.
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