Rose hips develop on wild rose bushes as the flowers drop off. The rose hip is actually the fruit of the rose and appears in early summer, ripening throughout the season and into autumn. We usually pick these in the fall on the New Hampshire seacoast.
During World War II, the British government used collected rose hips to make rose hip syrup as a source of vitamin C to replace citrus fruits that were impossible to get. These fruits are one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin C available. Rose hips have a long history of use in traditional medicine. In addition, the various flavonoids in rose hips have potent antioxidant action. Rose hips contain anti-inflammatory properties and have been used to support healthy joints.
Ingredients: Sugar, Rose Hip Infusion, Lemon Juice, Pectin