Aronia berries have super-high levels of both anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins, two powerful polyphenolic compounds called flavonoids that are linked to a wide range of potential health benefits. The concentrated flavonoids in Aronia deliver more powerful antioxidant benefits–– three times the antioxidant capacity of blueberries. Aronia has more of what the body needs to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, reduce inflammation, and maintain cell health. That’s why Aronia is The Flavonoid Superstar.
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Guest: Jan Mills, Chairman, CEO and Founder
Jan Mills became personally intrigued by the health potential of dark berries while on business in Poland in 1989. It would be six years before she transformed her passion for berry health into a business: Artemis International.
Prior to starting Artemis, Jan managed or consulted in several development and business ventures worldwide. She was an economic development advisor to the German State of Saarland, and worked on USAID programs training Russian entrepreneurs. She was particularly interested in projects addressing the twin problems of emerging economies and women’s issues.
The Fort Wayne-based company was established on the basic premise that dark berries are good for you. Under Jan’s leadership, Artemis has become a leader in the science of dark berries, focused on providing natural, berry-based ingredients to the nutraceuticals industry. The Artemis family also includes Artemis Farms, which is focused on the commercial production of nutraceutical berries.
About Artemis International
Artemis International specializes in darkly pigmented berries, including elderberry, aronia, cranberry, black currant, tart cherry, blueberry, and bilberry, as well as unique products like purple corn. All are high in anthocyanins and other flavonoid compounds with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and other health properties. A pioneer in dark berry research, Artemis makes highly effective nutraceutical ingredients for use in the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries. Founded in 1995, the company also develops proprietary formulas to meet targeted healthcare needs, using research-validated bioactive compounds.
Artemis is a leading supplier of nutraceutical ingredients, fruit fibers, powders, and concentrates for use in the food, beverage, and dietary supplement industries. It is best known for its #1 leadership position in the U.S. elderberry market and its high-quality, standardized anthocyanins from deeply colored berries.
In addition to flavonoid-rich fibers, extracts, powders and natural colors, Artemis offers other unique flavonoid sources like Purple Corn as well as a branded line of PhytoSolutions™ – proprietary formulas developed using research-validated bioactive compounds targeted to meet specific healthcare needs.