Organic Rosehip Powder (EU Grown, Vitamin C, Ideal for Rosehip Tea)
Organic Rosehip Powder EU Grown
From Superior Italian Rose
Ideal For Rosehip Tea
Certified Organic by Organic Food Federation
The rose hip is the edible fruit of the dog rose plant (Rosa canina). The fruit is visible once the flowers fall off. Other terms used to refer to the rosehip fruit include rose haw and rose hep. The colour of the rosehip fruit ranges between red and orange. However, on special occasions, it could tend to be dark purple or even black. This is dependent on such factors as soil conditions, climatic conditions, and geographical location. The fruit contains hairs on the inside hence giving it a furry feel. The fruit has a sweet, pleasant flavour and aroma. The taste is similar to that of crab apples. This partly since the fruit is in the same family as crab apples and apples.
The rosehip fruit thrives in forest environments at elevations of about 600m. They grow environments where they can access sunlight. The soil should be well-drained. The fruits thrive at an acidic pH. Whenever they are supported, they can grow up to 5 meters. Most people who collect the fruit prefer doing so after the first frost. They believe that the fruit contains more pulp and hence more bioavailability of the available nutrients. To obtain the powder, rose hips are dried for ample time and then ground. In most instances, the silky interior and seeds are gotten rid of first before the dried fruit is ground into powder.
Rosehips have a rich history that dates back to thousands of years ago. The fruits are native to the Middle East and Europe. Individuals applied rosehip powder on surfaces where they had been bit by stray rabid dogs. This application of the powder was based on a narrative of a renowned Roman physician Pliny the Elder (23-79BC). Traditionally, the fruits were used to make a syrup which would be put to various uses especially in the culinary world. Rosehips have been mentioned quite a lot in Old-Iceland mythology. They included it as a natural remedy to most of the mishaps that would take place within the body. Before it was used as powder, it was used as jam in its raw pulp form. As jam, it was used to make sauces that would go on to prepare a variety of meals. Traditionally, the powder was also used by individuals who experienced toothaches.
The rosehip fruit also gained massive popularity during World War II. There was a worldwide shortage of citrus fruits, which are renowned for their high levels of vitamin C. Options had to be sought fast to keep supplying the essential vitamins to those who needed it, especially those on the war frontline. The U.K. government took the initiative of harvesting and supplying as many rosehips as possible to its troops on the battlefield. This way, they would continue benefiting from the endless benefits brought about by vitamin C in the rosehips. Also, rosehips were held with high reverence in early Christian practice. The Christians who hailed from Rome and other parts of Europe treated the fruits as specials. They made the first rosary out of dried rose hips.
- Please note it is against MHRA guidelines for us to talk about any potential health benefits for this supplement however a quick google search on the potential benefits and you may be surprised.
How To Use: We suggest taking up to 6 grams daily (3 teaspoons), can be added to smoothies, foods or made into a hot tea.