Haw flakes

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Haw flakes
Hawflakes.jpg
A roll of haw flakes and a haw flake
Alternative names
Saan Zaa Beng
Place of origin
China
Main ingredients
Chinese hawthorn fruit, sugar
Cookbook:Haw flakes  Haw flakes
Haw flakes
Simplified Chinese 山楂
Traditional Chinese 山楂

Haw flakes are Chinese sweets made from a fruit, 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 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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