Daily Harvest Episode 4: Harvesting The Wild Crafted SuperFood Hackberry, AKA Natures Jaw Breakers!steemCreated with Sketch.

in food •  last year

Greetings!



Health and sustainability are of the utmost importance to me, and this post is a specialty of both!

Today I am enjoying some much needed rain here at The Garden of Eden and harvesting some of my favorite local superfoods "Hackberries". 

As usual, ALL photos in this post 100% original for this post, are taken by me and the video is on my camera. 



These are very easy to grow and cultivate and also very easy to wild harvest! They apparently grow on almost every continent besides Antarctica.

I go into it quite extensively here in this video, so watch it if you are interested in how to sustainably improve your health!

After the video, I will list the nutrition content of this SuperFood and some of its uses/benefits!

Enjoy!


Here is Video Part 1:



Video Part 2:




Here is a picture of what a trunk commonly looks like. You can see the high contrast and somewhat sharp bark, kinda like an alligator skin. 



Here is a more close up shot of that same bark. 




The Native Americans used Hackberry as both food and medicine. Hackberry is the plant which is used in folk medicine due to its cytotoxic and antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are very important as they neutralize free radicals, and cancer and many other diseases are caused by free radicals.  Research shows that the leaf extracts contain beneficial bioactive compounds. The n-butanol fractions, aqueous and ethanolic extracts and isolated compounds were tested for the presence of antioxidant activities with the use of xanthine oxidase induced generation of superoxide radical, DPPH radical scavenging assay. With the use of standard MTT assay, the cytotoxic activities were studied. The variable cytotoxic activities were showed by all extracts. The study shows that the leaf extracts possess cytotoxic and antioxidant activities.

Basically this means its a great medicine as well as a super food!


  • Hackberries contain up to 20% protein!
  • Good source of calcium!
  • Hackberries help reduce heavy menstrual bleeding. The leaves and berries of hackberry tree contain astringent properties. A decoction of the fruit and leaves is used in the treatment of amenorrhoea (heavy menstrual bleeding) and inter-menstrual bleeding. It is useful to regulate blood flow during menses.
  • Flowers are sources of nectar for bees which are considered as the main pollinators.
  • The tree has soft wood which is used for firewood and manufacture of cheap furniture, fence posts, boxes and plywood.
  • The tree is planted on the banks of river to prevent soil erosion and flooding.
  • This berry feeds many  mammals and birds after they ripen.

As always, I welcome your feedback and appreciate your support!

SteemON!




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Isn't it awesome how nature provides a full spectrum of sustainable, healthful realities. We humans would do well to pay attention to the huge, high-vibe benefits it offers consistently, 24 hours a day, prolifically without fail!!! Thanks for sharing this amazing tree, which many likely have already growing and thriving, just waiting to be tapped into. The Garden of Eden has many--we can even use it to make milk!! Great post @quinneaker.

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Yes!
GOOOO Nature!!!!!

You supply us with a lot of good info! Thanks for what you do and what you bring to us here!

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I am so grateful you find value in the content I share.
There is little if anything more valuable than learning, conscious evolution, adaptation~
I live that way daily and try to share a little bit of it when I have the time!
Thanks for the support and encouragement!
SteemoN!

I always love your posts , and the positive vibes you bring to the platform and all of us !! We are also hoping for rain here today its been at least 2 months of no rain now in the Okanagan , and we have tons of forest fires burning all over British Columbia Canada ! With 17 new ones each day !! So rain would be awesome !!
You really should enter my first Power Positive P.O.P Contest !! Im trying to spread as much positive vibes around steemit as I can !! There's too many people unhappy about their post pay out , so some upbeat posts would be welcoming !! Heres my link if you want to enter and check it out ! Thanks !! I upped and resteemed your post !!✔🆗🆒💙
https://steemit.com/popcontest/@karenmckersie/steemit-power-of-positivity-p-o-p-link-contest

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hahaha nice little but wag you left here ;-)>
I appreciate your support and encouragement. Its really important to me to share content of real value, meaning something that improves some aspect of someones life/experience.
I will defiantly check out your contest and help amplify the positive vibes!
SteemON!

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Sounds great ! Thanks so much , and im looking forward to your Positive Power Post Entry !! Steem on and good luck ! Glad you liked my little happy gardener ! Haha !💙✔🆗🆒😂😂😂

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Checked it out, I intend to participate and will put a positive entry in soon enough!
SteemON!

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Awesomeness !! Thanks !💙🆒🆗🆙👌👍

Great post thanks! Crazy looking bark of the tree eh? Good infos about the use of it for women (thanks for doing the research)

By the way, I am tagging you in the foragingscavengerhunt1 steemitgame being run by @haphazard-hstead of the @foraging-trail (#FSH1-16).

I love what you do, it’s so meaningful.

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I appreciate very much your acknowledgment and support.
I am also grateful to be able to contribute something of real meaning.
Blessings~*~

It seems the two videos are set to private

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WHAT!??!
OMG how did that happen. I am so ashamed.....
I went in and fixed it. Hope you still care to see em.
Thanks for the heads up!
An awkward situation but on the bright side its GREAT to see a comment from you. Have very much appreciated and acknowledged your support in the past and always hoped for some feedback.
SteemON!

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Thanks, I will. Steem on :)

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I will!
Full Steem Ahead!

Learned something new today! Never heard of hackberries. Another great and informative share.

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Hey!
Great to see ya round again!
SUPER grateful that this was new for you!
Hope it inspires you to keep an eye out for them as they are VERY common, and SUPER nutritious!
Very fulfilled knowing that this was valuable to you and that it may improve your daily life!
SteemON!

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I sure will! Love it how steemit is teaching me so much about the wild edibles around me. It makes me look further than my own produce garden. Enjoy the rest of your day ;)

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Yea!
Really amazing how a digital community is helping you get even more in touch with nature!
Though you are inclined that way obviously and are thus attracting that kind of info.
SteemON!

Wow! Informative! This is great... keep going... i always looking to your interesting blog... you really give your best shot to this article! And i know that it will take time to do this. Maybe sometimes you are writing in a small paper to remember everything.

Very well done. A big help for all and its leisurely...

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I appreciate the support and encouragement!
I hope to see you around soon!

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in Gods will it will happened... 😀😊😀

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Bless it be∞§∞

Thanks for this lovely full of info post man! Just one thing, the video is not working btw! It is written Not Available, can't understand why!

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Yea I don't know why but I got it to work. Hope u can still see it.
Thanks!

Very informative blog. Keep steeming.

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Thanks!

I need some super food Hackberries

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Yes you do!

I love you post, and I really want to learn from you

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I intend to share content that helps people learn, evolve and improve life!
Keep tuning in as I intend to continue contributing content of real value!
SteemON!

Hackberries ahh I'm going pass the word around for that.

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Yes they are an easy to find SuperFood!

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A wonderful post. Continue in the same spirit. I like and thanks.

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wish we had hackberry here! There are lots of wild black cherry though.

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Wild cherry sounds nice. You ever harvest them?
Hackberry grows in a wide range of places but not everywhere!