Rose hips also commonly called the Rose Haw. It’s a kind of berry plants that have the color of reddish to orange. If cooked, it will turn red and give a sour taste and smell like fresh oranges. Commonly processed into a healthful drink herbal tea, rose hips are also used for pies, syrup, jams and jellies. In the Sweden kitchen, rose hips are often cooked into a soup.
Rose hips can also be referred to a medicinal plant. One of the health benefits of rose hips is to prevent urinary tract infections, overcoming dizziness, headaches, and reduce constipation. Rose hips contain magnesium, iron, selenium, potassium, calcium, manganese, riboflavin, zinc, phosphorus, carbohydrates, fiber, small amounts of protein and fat. In addition, rose hips also rich in vitamins A, D E and C. That is why rose hips are often referred as a source of antioxidants. High vitamin C in rose hips is about 1700-2000 mg per 100 grams. Fresh rose hips that contain a lot of vitamin C can be used to prevent cold and flu.
Health benefit of rose hips
Rose hips bring many health benefits for us. Therefore, we can find rose hips in many form including supplement, tea, wine, jelly, and other beverages.