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Honeysuckle Fruit

Introduction of Honeysuckle

            Scientific name - Lonicera

Honeysuckle is a type of shrub which is native to the Northern Hemisphere. There exist more than 180 species of honeysuckle in which half the part is found in China. It bears berry type of fruits and profuse tubular flower and it is valued as a garden plant.

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Description of Honeysuckle

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The fruit appear in various dark colors such as red, blue and black with spherical or elongated berries. The inner part of the fruit is fleshy and contains several seeds embedded. Most of the berries of this species are not edible as it has traces of toxic elements. Only few species are edible.

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Varieties of Honeysuckle Vines

There are more than 180 species of honeysuckle where the majority of breeds fall under deciduous with 20% of evergreen type.

Some are vines where the rest grow as shrubs.

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Nutritional Value of Honeysuckle

Nutrient Amount per 100g % Daily Value Comment
Water 82.7 g NA High water content
Protein 1.6 g 3 %
Fat 1.6 g NA
Dietary Fiber 6.7 g 27 % A good source of fiber
Vitamin C 12.1 mg 20 % A good source of vitamin C
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.16 mg 11 %
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.02 mg 1 %
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.02 mg 1 %
Calcium 24.5 mg 2 %
Copper 0.06 mg 3 %
Iron 0.27 mg 2 %
Magnesium 13.5 mg 3 %
Manganese 0.14 mg 7 %
Phosphorus 15.1 mg 2 %
Potassium 211 mg 6 %
Sodium 9.3 mg 0 %
Zinc 0.17 mg 1 %

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Health Benefits of Honeysuckle

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arrowHoneysuckle is helps to relieve from digestive problem, dysentery, cold, viral and bacterial infection.

arrowIt cures head aches, diabetes and reduce skin inflammation and itching

arrowIt prevent from cancer and arthritis.

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Honeysuckle is majorly classified into 2 types which are climbers and shrubs.

Climbers grow in fertile, moist and rich humus content soil. They need bright sun blaze for every stage of their development.
Shrubs grow in a well-drained soil either in full sun or partial shade.

Organic substances such as rotten manure, garden compost, fish blood can be used to promote growth and flowering of the plant.

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