Hovenia acerba

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Hovenia acerba Lindl. belongs to the genus Hovenia of Rhamnaceae family that commonly found in Asia. It has a long history as a food supplement in China, India, Bhutan, Burma and Nepal. However, the globose fruits of H. acerba are not edible and usually develop at the end of fruit stalks which to form a type of accessory fruit. These edible peduncles contain various  nutrition constituents, including sugar, proteins, organic acids, and vitamin C and taste like a combination of raisin, clove, cinnamon and sugar. In particular, the high levels of sugars and polyols are present in the peduncle.

Year: 2017

InstitutionGermplasm Bank of Wild Species, Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650201, China

Material: Henan, China

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