Rosehip (sometimes also called tapaculo in Spain ) is the pomaceous fruit of shrubs of the Rosa genus, and in particular of the wild rose. It is usually orange-red in color, but in some species it can vary to deep purple and black. It is a typical example of cinorrodón.
The rosehip is edible raw, resulting in fresh an excellent source of Vitamin C after removing the hairy seeds from the endocarp, and is suitable for making jams , preserves and jellies. It is also a common ingredient in herbal teas, often mixed with hibiscus . In Sweden soup is made from this forest fruit .
From the rosehip you can also extract an oil appreciated in perfumery .
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- 1 Healing uses
- 2 Use during World War II
- 3 See also
- 4 Source
- It has a high content of Vitamin C: between 1700-2000 mg for every 100 g of dry product, which makes it one of the richest plantsources of this vitamin.
- Contains vitamins A, D, and E, and antioxidant flavonoids.
- As a natural remedy, it is credited with the ability to prevent bladderinfections , and is said to help in cases of dizziness and migraine. Its antidiarrheal properties are also known, from which the popular name of tapaculo comes from in Spain.
- Their high tannincontent makes them cause constipation .
- Its oil, for external use, helps to restore the firmness of the skin for its nourishing and astringent properties of the tissues.
- In Japan itis believed to be very good for the skin and is prepared as an infusion.
- Its jam is prepared in Germany bymarinating the pulp with the broth from the cooking of the walnut and crushing it later, before mixing it with the sugar . It is also anti-inflammatory and healing.
Use during World War II
During World War II , British schoolchildren were assigned to collect rose hips. With these fruits rosehip syrup was made , an excellent source of vitamin C. In this way, imports of oranges were replaced, interrupted by the naval blockade of German submarines .