Common Name: Rosehip
Botanical Name: Rosa rugosa
Growing Area: Temperate areas of North America, Europe and Asia
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Roses come in thousands of varieties and can grow in almost any temperature and environment. A perennial with prickly stems, the rose plant can be as tiny as a 6-inch shrub or as large as a 60-foot vine.
Rose plants actually belong to the same family as tasty fruits and berries such as apples, plums, blackberries, and raspberries -- though the little fruits of the rosebush are often overlooked in favor of the fragrant flowers! Rosehips are typically a brilliant red or orange, and less commonly deep purple or black. They have a thin layer of flesh surrounding many small seeds and silky hairs.
Rosehips can be used in a variety of ways, such as for syrups, tea, jam, or even soup. Rosehips are tangy, and have been compared to cranberries in taste.
Nutrients & Applications:
Rosehips are an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidant bioflavonoids. They also provide retinol (vitamin A), vitamin D, and vitamin E, and are high in the essential fatty acids linoleic acid and linolenic acid. They are also a good source of iron and pectin, a soluble form of fiber which helps maintain the health of the intestinal tract and cardiovascular system. In addition, Rosehips are a rich source of selenium, manganese, and vitamin B complex, as well as other important nutrients.
These combined vitamins and other nutrients in Rosehips provide excellent nutrition and support for so many bodily systems, right down to the very cells themselves. They can help strengthen the immune system and assist in maintaining healthy joints and tissues. Rosehips also support the health of the stomach, the kidneys and the urinary tract, and can be helpful for maintaining robust circulatory and respiratory systems.
Rosehips are also nourishing and astringent for the skin when applied topically.*