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Why is aronia called chokeberry?

Aronia berries, commonly known as chokeberries, earned the name "chokeberry" because of their astringent, tart flavor when eaten raw. The berries contain high tannins, making your mouth feel dry and puckered when you eat them. This sensation is similar to when you eat unripe fruit or certain types of persimmons, also known for their astringent […]