Hawthorn ketchup

Hawthorn ketchup

Hawthorn ketchup recipe

Hawthorn Berry Benefits

Used to promote the health of the circulatory system, treat angina, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia and has been found to strengthen the heart. Hawthorn is widely regarded in Europe as a safe and effective treatment for the early stages of heart disease and has been used for a number of ailments including angina, myocarditis, arteriosclerosis, nervous conditions like insomnia, and diarrhea. It has also been indicated for strengthening blood vessels, vascular insufficiency and blood clots, restoring the heart muscle wall, lowering cholesterol and to aid digestion.

How to make Hawthorn ketchup

1Kg Haws
600ml Vinegar
600ml Water
340g Brown sugar
Salt & pepper
Cloves & Star anise

  • Prepare & clean the haws
  • Boil until soft in water and vinegar (about 30 mins)
  • Sieve (quite hard work!)
  • Re-boil for 10 mins with spice & seasoning
  • Pour into sterilised containers!

Warning

A few words of warning and rules:

  • Some plants and fungi are poisonous, so if you are not 100% certain that your identification is correct – DO NOT EAT IT.
  • Avoid foraging where agricultural sprays or vehicle pollution may have contaminated produce.
  • Always stay on Rights of Way unless you have the permission from the landowner to leave them.
  • Picking nuts, berries, leaves etc. is permitted on Rights of Way, but the uprooting of any wild plants is illegal without the landowner’s permission.

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