Supplied by Deanna from Wild Pharma
Hawthorn berries are super rich in pectin, a gut healthy pre-biotic that feeds your microbiome.
They contain a large pip in the middle, so you need to cook them to extract the pulp - simply cover them in approx 200ml water, boil them for 30mins, then squash the pulp through a sieve, leaving the pips behind. Add this pulp back to the water you boiled the berries in and use as a base for sauces, chutneys, ketchup or jams.
Use this to make ketchup, sauces, chutneys or simply boil up a tablespoon of berries to make a tea.
Can be stored in the freezer for up to a year until you have time to make it.
Here is Deanna's suggested recipe for making Ketchup:
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You could add a bit of the Hungarian hot wax chilli, included in your box, to spice up your ketchup!!
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In folk medicine, Hawthorn berries are believed to strengthen and protect the heart. Though please consult with a herbalist or a healthcare practitioner if you would like to use them for medicinal purposes.