Rosehips cs seedless

Rosehips Seedless, c/s, Organic

Rosa canina

$1.10


Origin: Chile

Rose hips are the common fruit of the wild rose and are what remains when the flowers petals drop off. The ripe red fruit is picked shortly after the first frost then dried. Rose Hips can be used for teas, jams pies, bread, soup, cosmetic oil, and even wine.

Rose hips are the common fruit of the wild rose and are what remains when the flowers petals drop off. The ripe red fruit is picked shortly after the first frost then dried. Rose Hips can be used for teas, jams pies, bread, soup, cosmetic oil, and even wine. They are naturally high in vitamin C containing ~30x the vitamin c [1] by weight of oranges. Vitamin C is destroyed by any heating above 60 degrees celsius so special care must be taken when any heating is involved.

Nyponsoppa, a common swedish delicacy, is made with dried seedless rose hips, water, flour, and sugar. Because of its high content of vitamin C, D and E, its benefits in the cold winter months can not be understated.

Great for making herbal tea blends and for potpourri. For making jellies and rose hip oil infusions, whole rose hips are preferred.

References
  1. http://www.naturalhub.com/natural_food_guide_fruit_vitamin_c.htm
  2. http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/8430?fgcd=&manu=&lfacet=&format=&count=&max=35&offset=&sort=&qlookup=rose+hips