Botanical Name: Rosa canina and Rosa rubiginosa Origin: Chile
Roses produce fruits, known as rosehips or rose hips, in early summer. These fruits ripen into late autumn and are enjoyed as an edible food by animals and humans alike. For centuries, rosehips have provided nutrients during times when most other plants have finished producing. Our rosehip powder is ground from organically harvested Rosa canina and Rosa rubiginosa. The powder can be added to smoothies, jams, honey, herbal syrups, and body care products.
Rose hips develop on wild roses as the flowers drop off. The rose hip, also called the rose haw, is actually the fruit of the rose. These fruits are one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin C available. Rose hips have a tart flavor and can be used to make jelly, jam, soup or oil, or can be alternatively used to flavor tea. During World War II, the British government used collected rose hips to make rose hip syrup as a source of vitamin C to replace citrus fruits that were impossible to get. Rose hips have a long history of use in traditional medicine.
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