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"If anyone were to ask me what my favorite flower is, I would have to say roses, without a doubt". The reason I like them is that they are so useful."
The ancient Chinese, Persians, Romans and Greeks all appreciated the benefits of the fruit, sometimes called a Hip or a Haw.
The British army used this fruit well into the 1930s. In fact, during World War II - the Rosehips were carefully gathered and made into a syrup for the troops.
The reason? Rosehips contain a great quantity of Vitamin C. Because citrus fruits were unavailable, Rosehips came to the rescue.
That's not the only thing they can be used for. The fruit is high in iron as well, making it beneficial for people who need extra minerals. There are a lot of flavanoids as well.
This is important for two reasons. The first is that Vitamin C works best in the body when paired with these plant compounds. The second is that they have high levels of antioxidants.
Rosehips are also used in cooking. Jelly, jam, soup and oils. Rosehips have a very pleasant taste.
They are related to the apple family and the flavor is similar.
They are often found in commercially prepared herbal teas, for color, flavor and a range of profound benefits.
If you have a rose bush in your garden, watch the development of this fruit. After the petals fall off, a green ball will be in their place.
As they ripen, they will probably turn red, but there are other colors of the fruit. Shades of orange, purple and black can occur as well.