Botanical Name - Rosa canina
Other Names - Dog rose, Hep tree, hip tree, wild brier, brier rose, hip fruit
Origin - Chile
Flavor Profile - Mildly sweet. Goes well with most flowers, green teas, black teas, and mint.
Culinary Usages - Use in baked goods, jams, jelly, pie and pastries, tea blends and other beverages.
Decorative Usages - Use in potpourri mixes.
Rose hips are the best source of vitamin C; they contain 50% more vitamin C than oranges. A single tablespoon of the pulp gives an adult more than the recommended daily allowance of 60 mg. They can be eaten raw, after being put through a blender, or soaked in water overnight and then cooked in the water for about half an hour. The pulp from rose hips may be used in sauces or made into jelly.
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