The Dog Rose, is the main source of the rose hips, it grow up to 10 feet high and bears the most delicious scented flowers! The "hips" emerge in the fall after the flower have faded and petals have fallen off
Can be used fresh or dried, make wine, or jellies, and purees. Because of it's acidic nature never store in metal containers will give rose hips an "off-flavor".
Rose Hips are so rich in Vitamin C that just 1 T of the pulp has 60mg! The adult recommended Allowance! Pretty cool, huh? It also contains health-promoting carotenoids, the yellow-orange pigments with antioxidant powers- think carrots! Great health benefits from such a small fruit and to think you probably have in your backyard NOW!
Pour 1 C of boiling water over 1 t of dried crushed rose hips. Steep for 10 min ,then strain. Drink 1 cup 3X's/Day. Be sure to use only ORGANIC rose hips!
Remove Seeds from 3 1/2 oz of dried rose hips and steep the hulls in 1 qt of dry Red wine for 2 weeks. Strain. Drink a small glass of wine daily
7 Oz of dried rose hips and 1/2 C sugar in 1 & 1/4 C of 100-proof alcohol. Allow mixture to steep for 4 weeks, in a cool dark place. Dilute the strained mixture w/3/4 C filtered water. Take a small amount daily
Remove seeds and process the hull into a puree and press the pulp through a sieve. You can eat the fresh uncooked pulp immediately or use to make rose hip jelly!
Remove seed and and steep hulls overnight in filtered water. Simmer for 30 min, strain, and eat the cooked pulp or add to sauces for a complex flavor. Not just desserts think pork, or chicken, something that could use a bright acidic punch!
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"CHOPPED and ROSE HIPS"
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