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Rowan fruit

Introduction of Rowan fruit

            Scientific name - Sorbus

Rowan comes under the deciduous category of trees, the tree grows to a height of 10-20 m but some come under the category of shrubs. Their leaves have an alternative arrangement with a pinnate structure they have an average of 11-35 leaflets minimally 7 too. There is a leaflet in the end mandatorily. The flowers generally grow in clusters the flowers have a creamy white color with 5-10 mm width having an average of five petals, the fruit comes under the pome category with a diameter of 4-8mm, the color of the fruit is a dark orange but red sometimes some Asian varieties have pink, yellow or also white. The fruits have a soft texture and the pulp has a juicy consistency. They are an excellent source of food for the birds mainly the waxwings also the thrush birds act as an active distributor of these seeds through their droppings. Rather than calling them fruits they can be called to be berries since they are very small in their size, but the berries are just simple fruits coming from a single ovary but taking the Rowans in consideration they fall under the accessory category of fruits since they are pomes. They are bitter in taste so must be added with sugar or other fruits with sweet taste for preparation of pies, jellies and jams. They can be also used in the preparation of juices and also wines.

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Nutritional Value of Rowan fruit

Nutrition Facts Per Serving % DV
Calories 111 cal 465 kJ 5.6 %
Protein 2.3 g 3.2 %
Carbohydrates 23.9 g 8.9 %
Sugars 14.1 g 28.2 %
Fat 2.0 g 3.1 %
Dietary Fiber 6.2 g 2.1 %
Water 71.4 g 3.6 %
Calcium 15.0 mg 1.5 %
Copper 1.1 mg 106.0 %
Iron 2.2 mg 14.7 %
Magnesium 32.0 mg 10.7 %
Manganese 0.2 mg 7.8 %
Phosphorus 52.0 mg 7.4 %
Potassium 131.0 mg 6.6 %
Zinc 0.4 mg 6.1 %

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Uses of Rowan fruit

The fruits are not preferred to eaten raw . The fruits can be mixed with sugar for changing its bitter taste which helps in the production of a dessert like compote also jellies, jams, also in the preparation of wine, liqueur, tea and flour too. They are ate along with the lams and also other meat. The fruits known to be the 'Konzentra' have a normal in size or sometimes smaller in size and having a light aroma and used for making pastries. The fruits are very easy to carry since they have a firm outer covering. Another species known to be the Rosina bigger in size, sweeter in taste and also tart, have a rich aroma used to make candies and also compotes. Both the species follow self-pollination bears fruits soon After the fruit completely ripens they turn out to be sweet and the acidic properties diminish.

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Health Benefits of Rowan fruit

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The fruit has many health benefits such as eradicating cancer cells in the body, avoids the problems related to premature aging, enhancing the skin, intensifies the reproduction the cells and increases the body’s immunity, improvises the vision, also solves the complications involving macular degeneration.

The vitamin C contents help in boosting the body’s health such as the production of collagen which is rich in the protein content also helps in making the muscle tissues strong and restores the blood vessels.

Sorbic acid contents aids in nullifying the microbial and bacterial based agents causing side effects in the skin also in our body.

The fruits aid in proper digestion and eradicates problems of constipation by strengthening the stool capacities and making the gastrointestinal system stronger

The fruits juice helps in minimizing the inflammation from the respiratory tracts solves the complications of sore throat, curing asthmas and also nasal congestions.

The contents of antioxidant properties aid as the agents of anti-inflammations also vitamin C heals asthma in its earlier stage itself.

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Rowan trees are typically grown in full sun, in well-drained soil. They are tolerant of a wide range of soil types and prefer a soil pH of 5.5-6.5. Trees should be planted in a location with adequate air circulation and protection from strong winds. Rowan trees should be pruned in the winter to maintain their shape and size.

Rowan trees typically start to bear fruit after three to five years, with some varieties taking up to 10 years to begin producing. The trees can produce up to 50 pounds of fruit each season, depending on the size and age of the tree. The fruit ripens in late summer or early fall and can be harvested by hand or with a fruit picker.

When growing rowan fruit, it's important to practice good disease and pest control. This includes regular monitoring for signs of disease or insect damage, controlling weeds near the trees, and applying a fungicide or insecticide if necessary. Rowan trees are particularly susceptible to iron chlorosis, which can be prevented by applying a soil amendment at planting time.

In order to ensure a good crop of rowan fruit, proper fertilization is necessary. Trees should be fertilized twice a year, in spring and late summer, with an organic fertilizer such as compost or fish emulsion. Trees should also be pruned annually to encourage new growth and fruiting.

Rowan fruit can be used fresh or preserved for later use. The fruit can be frozen, canned, or dried for storage. The fruit can also be used to make jams and jellies, or can be used as an ingredient in sauces and baked goods.

Rowan fruit is a delicious and nutritious addition to any garden. With proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of sweet and tart rowan fruit each year.

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