Hawthorn Tree Berries: A Heart-Healthy Harvest
Take a walk in the woods almost anywhere in Europe or North America, and you’re likely to encounter a hawthorn shrub or tree (Crataegus spp.). For centuries, their razor-sharp thorns have made them Great Britain’s choice for intruder-proof hedges. But they’re also notable for a much more congenial feature. All hawthorns produce edible berries loaded with heart-healthy compounds. Let’s take a closer look.