Identification and characterization of a dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitor from aronia juice

Identification and characterization of a dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitor from aronia juice
M Kozuka, T Yamane, Y Nakano, T Nakagaki, I Ohkubo… – … and Biophysical Research …, 2015
Abstract Aronia berries have many potential effects on health, including an antioxidant effect,
effect for antimutagenesis, hepatoprotection and cardioprotection, an antidiabetic effect and
inhibition of cancer cell proliferation. Previous human studies have shown that aronia …

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Tour of Waseca area farm introduces attendees to high-value berry

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 1:24 pm | Updated: 4:14 pm, Mon Aug 17, 2015.
Foremost on many minds is the nutritional value of locally grown food.
A free tour of North Ridge Pines farm highlights a little-known nutritious berry that is indigenous to the region and has been said to help fight cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

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County Extension agents visit Aronia berry farm

The representatives, from Louisiana to Virginia, learned the many Aronia berry products which Akronia Valley Inc. has or plans to market in the near …

New Member Promotion!

As of August 1st, 2015, if you are new to the MAA you can sign,up and get up to 3 months of membership free!  Sign up now, catch the last few months of the 2015 membership year and get all of 2016 membership year as well!  Click on the become a member tab and get started now!  There are many benefits to becoming a member; member discounts to certain things like our new Aronia Recipe Book, access to our soon to be virtual map and networking page to get in contact with other members near you, access to the latest news and business in the Aronia industry, local groups, field days, and events access.

Mother Earth News Fair – Wisconsin

5 Wisconsin Aronia growers will be exhibiting.

West Bend, Wis. | Washington County Fair Park | Aug. 8-9, 2015

3000 Pleasant Valley Rd
West Bend, Wis. 53095

Saturday Fair hours: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sunday Fair hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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State Fair 2015 Help

Greetings on behalf of the Midwest Aronia Association!

Although it may seem a long way off, planning for the Iowa State Fair is well under way. The Midwest Aronia Association (MAA) will again be represented in the Agriculture Building and has another SignUpGenius sheet prepared calling upon you to help educate those passing by our booth. Please take a minute to look over the signup sheet and get your plans made to help out at the State Fair (August 13-23).

In addition, near Grandfather’s Barn the Wine Experience hosts speakers daily. The MAA has four time slots to spread the word about Aronia. If you are interested in sharing your experience about Aronia, please contact Peggy Fogle at or Erlene Fopma at We are scheduled for the afternoons on August 14, 16, 20 and 22. Speakers will receive a parking pass and one admission for that day.

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R.W. Knudsen Family® celebrates the Simplicity of Summer with Just Juice Line

CHICO, Calif., June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The R.W. Knudsen Family® Just Juice products deliver full fruit flavor and uncompromised taste for consumers that want just the best. These single-fruit, unsweetened, 100 percent juices provide delicious flavor because they’re made with juice concentrates.

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A local diet

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
By CHAD PRIBYL / Pilot-Tribune Staff

Iowa has a knack of producing extremely healthy foods that leave more topical remedies in the dust. Consuming the organic produce, locally produced honey, and hearty whole grains will keep your body exceptionally fit and your mind sharp. This short list is intended to create awareness for some of the most amazing foods that are made in Iowa.

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Aronia Berry

I recently planted several black aronia along a new fence in my backyard. Also called chokeberry, aronia are becoming more and more popular, especially among small fruit growers.

There are several reasons why I selected the black aronia for my site. I wanted to use a sun loving, native plant with seasonal interest that only grows three to five feet tall and wide. As a native shrub this one should also withstands our dry sandy soils. As an added bonus, aronia are also edible.

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