Haw flakes

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Haw flakes
Hawflakes.jpg
A roll of haw flakes and a haw flake
Alternative name(s)Saan Zaa Beng
Place of originChina
Main ingredient(s)Chinese hawthorn fruit, sugar
 
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Haw flakes
Hawflakes.jpg
A roll of haw flakes and a haw flake
Alternative name(s)Saan Zaa Beng
Place of originChina
Main ingredient(s)Chinese hawthorn fruit, sugar
Haw flakes
Simplified Chinese山楂
Traditional Chinese山楂

Haw flakes are Chinese sweets made from the fruit of the Chinese hawthorn. The dark pink candy is usually formed into discs one millimeter thick. Some Chinese people take the flakes with bitter Chinese herbal medicine.[1] Also known as "Saan Zaa Beng" (山楂餅) in many Cantonese speaking areas around the world.

Variety[edit]

The new Haw Flakes packaging

Gourmet haw flakes are also available at specialty Chinese markets. Gourmet haw flakes tend to be larger than the Shandong haw flakes (gourmet haw flakes are about 35–40 mm in diameter whereas the Shandong haw flakes are about 25 mm in diameter.)

Regulation[edit]

Haw flakes have been seized on several occasions by the United States Food and Drug Administration for containing Ponceau 4R (E124, Acid Red 18), an unapproved artificial coloring.[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RTHK.org. "RTHK.org." Bitter but healing. Retrieved on 2009-05-31.
  2. ^ "Enforcement Report for August 29, 2001". FDA Enforcement Report. United States Food and Drug Administration. Archived from the original on 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Enforcement Report for August 16, 2000". FDA Enforcement Report. United States Food and Drug Administration. Archived from the original on 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2007-07-02. 

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