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Rose Hips

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(Shelled & Seedless) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ

Description: Rose Hips are scarlet pear shaped tips of the stalks from Rosa Canina species of Rose, belonging to the Rosaceae family. The hips are commonly referred to as fruits, but are actually termed false fruits, because their fleshy skin actually grows around the the real fruits enclosing them as a case, with each containing a number of true fruits. Inside the Rose Hips are achenes, which are a type of fruit with a dry wall and a single seed. Rose Hips contain vitamin D, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, antioxidant flavonoids, and are exceptionally high in vitamin C.

Origin: Chile

Other Names: Briar Rose, Dog Rose, Eglantine Gall, Queen Of Flowers, Rosehips Seedless, Sweet Briar, Wild Brier, Witches' Brier

Part Used: Hip

Culinary Uses: Rose hips can be used for herbal teas, jam, jelly, marmalade, syrup, beverages, candy, pies, and breads. To make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of Rose Hips, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.

Medicinal Uses: Rose Hips are known to be used as a blood purifier, for treatment of infections, colds, flus, and to be beneficial to bladder and kidneys.