Dried Rose Hips
Choose 5 or 30 lbs
Rose hips (aka rose haws) are the fruits of rose plants that grow in autumn after the flowers have been pollinated. They are very high in vitamin C and have a tangy/tart, fruity flavor that evokes plums or tart apples.
Because their interiors contain seeds covered with irritating hairs, they aren’t eaten whole. They need to either be used in infusions or processed to remove the seeds. They’re often simmered to make teas, syrups & jams.
Store spices in their jar in a cool, dark cupboard. If grinding, do so just prior to use as pre-ground spices lose flavor and aroma over time.
RECIPES & TIPS
Dried rose hips are often simmered in water to make herbal teas (by themselves or as part of a blend) or rose hip syrup.
Seeding Dried Rose Hips:
To actually consume rose hips (rather than infuse them), you’ll need to remove the seeds and fine hairs that are inside them.
Pulse dried rose hips in a food processor until they’re ground into flakes and the seeds & hairs are extracted. Sift them to remove the seeds and hairs while reserving the flakes of fruit.
The fruit can then be cooked with other ingredients to make rose hip jams & other recipes.