Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant. They mature & ripen in late summer, early fall and then they can be harvested and seeded. Rosehips can be eaten fresh or dried, made into a tea, jam, syrup or wine. They have a delicious tart flavor. All parts of the rose, but particularly the rosehips are packed with Vitamin C and Bioflavanoids, in a very absorbable form. They also contain varying amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and B-Vitamins. I love this recipe. It is simple, delicious, nutritious and kids love it! It is great to make when your kids need an extra boost of Vitamin C.
3/4 cup Dried, Seeded Rosehips
Real Fruit Juice (I like to use a berry mix)
Place the dried rosehips in a 1/2 pint mason jar.
Fill the jar all the way with fruit juice.
Mix well, lid and place in the fridge.
It will be ready in 24 hours and it will keep in the fridge for about 1 week. Serve on toast, mix with hot cereal, in a PB & J sandwich or just eat it by the spoonful.
SueMarch 11, 2014 at 4:26 pm
I love your blog. I was a young adult in the 70’s and was very much into hedgerow gathering and using herbs-generally living a natural kind of life-still am! I am interested in this post because I have always stewed and strained rose hips before use to get rid of the tiny hairs which I understood could cause the aptly named ‘itchy bottom disease’! 🙁 I notice you don’t do this and I would be interested to know your thoughts-have you ever heard of this?
the little herbalMarch 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm
Great to hear from you! I am so glad you asked this question. It is the seeds of rosehips that can cause the “itchy bottom” that you speak of. When you purchase dried rosehips, they are already seeded. But if you are going to harvest and dry your own, you definitely want to make sure to remove the seeds before eating. Thanks so much for bringing this to everyone’s attention 🙂 I love the community that is forming at the little herbal