Are Canadian Red Chokecherries edible?
Keeping this in consideration, can you eat Canada red cherries?
Most of the chokecherries we sell are Canada red cherry, a selection from the native that has red leaves. The fragrant white flowers and fruit of the Canada red cherry are no different from the common. The astringency of the fruit doesn't bother the birds; they'll eat the berries all winter.
Also asked, what happens if you eat a chokecherry?
Cyanide poisoning can occur with fresh, bruised, wilted or dried foliage. It is possible for a person or animal to die of cyanide poisoning if not treated within minutes of ingestion. The fleshy portion of the chokecherry fruit is not poisonous and can be safely eaten, although it is extremely tart.
Aronia berries, or chokeberries, grow on shrubs of the Rosaceae family. They're rich in fiber, vitamin C, and powerful antioxidants that may have heart-healthy, immune-boosting, and anticancer properties.