Hawthorn is a flowering shrub indigenous to Asia, Europe and North America. Like other members of the rose family, this hardwood shrub produces fragrant blossoms and sharp thorns for self-protection. Also known as Bread and Cheese Tree, Hagthorn, May Blossom and various other common names, hawthorn produces red fruits or berries that are botanically known as haws. In some parts of Europe, however, they are referred to as Cuckoo's Beads and Pixie Pears. The red-to-black fruits lend a tart flavor to teas, jams and baked goods. Hawthorn leaf and flower are used to make teas, extracts and tinctures.
Hawthorn Berry Powder, 1/4lb
Hawthorn is a thorny bush in the rose family that produces red (sometimes black) berries called haws. The tart berries, or haws, have been used for food for hundreds of years.
Today we know that hawthorn berries are an excellent source of oligomeric procyandins, antioxidant compounds known collectively as OPCs. Sprinkle hawthorn berry powder into smoothies, tea, juice and other foods and beverages.