Haw flakes

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Haw flakes
Hawflakes.jpg
A roll of haw flakes and a haw flake
Alternative namesSaan Zaa Beng
TypeConfectionery
Place of originChina
Main ingredientsChinese hawthorn fruit, sugar
Cookbook:Haw flakes  Haw flakes
 
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Haw flakes
Hawflakes.jpg
A roll of haw flakes and a haw flake
Alternative namesSaan Zaa Beng
TypeConfectionery
Place of originChina
Main ingredientsChinese hawthorn fruit, sugar
Cookbook:Haw flakes  Haw flakes
Haw flakes
Traditional Chinese山楂
Simplified Chinese山楂

Haw flakes, shānzhābǐng (Chinese: 山楂餅) 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]

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 where as the Shandong haw flakes are about 25 and 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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