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Hawthorn Fruit

Introduction of Hawthorn

            Scientific name - Crataegus rhipidophylla

Hawthorn is otherwise referred as thonapple. It grows well in temperate regions and its tree measures about 5-15 meters in length and possesses a tiny pome fruit. The fruits are found native to specific parts of Europe, Asia and North America.

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Characteristics of Hawthorn

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It is a shrub which typically grows only to the limited height.

Have thorny branches with small and toothed leaves

Clusters of flowers appear in pink or red color.

Seeds of the fruit are not consumed as it has traces of cyanide.

Dense clusters of edible red berries grow enormously during autumn.

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Nutritional Value of Hawthorn

Calories 150
Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.0 g 5 %
Saturated Fat 1.0 g 5 %
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 20 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 29 g 10 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 0 %
Sugars 18 g
Protein 1.0 g 2 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 16 %
Calcium 1 %

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Health Benefits of Hawthorn

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arrowHawthorn treats congestive heart failure, chest pain, blood pressure and cholesterol.

arrowIt cures diarrhea, stomach pain and also decrease anxiety and menstrual problem.

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