Farm life in Northern Ontario.
Farm Life in Northern Ontario.
Hi, Wendy. Do you remove the seeds first before cooking the rose hips? I've only had them fresh off the bush as a treat and I've been told not to eat the seeds, only the flesh. I was curious how to prepare them cooked.
No, I don't actually use the rosehips, just the juice and water. If you follow the link, the instructions are there. I had another recipe to make cooked rosehip pulp, similar to a potato dish, but it seemed too labour intensive to remove all the seeds, so I never tried it. Most years I wouldn't be able to get enough rosehips to try it anyway. More recipes herehttp://homecooking.about.com/library/archive/blrosehips.htmI've never eaten them raw, so I'll have to try that. The seeds are hairy, and supposedly will irritate your throat.
I missed the link the first time. I'm glad you pointed it out again.
No worries. I actually changed the link colours so they show up better now.
Wendy,I have never seen a rose hip. I keep watching for them everywhere. My roses have no hips at all. Does the Vitamin C remain after all the cooking? Thanks for that link and infomation. Hips certainly are pretty on the rose bush.
Linda, google it and you'll find a plethora of answers, ranging from up to 2500mg of vitamin c per hip, compared to 50mg in an orange, traditional uses in herbal medicine, anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, etc. I did find one site that claims the vitamin c is destroyed in processing, but no source. I know we had a much easier/quicker round of colds last year just by eating pancakes with rose hip syrop when we started getting sick.We eat very little non-processed fruits and veggies through our long, cold winters, and none of it organic. If vitamin c is destroyed during processing, we should have died years ago.You should take pictures of your roses and do a post. I still think that's weird.
Your rose hips are spectacular. We have wild roses here with tiny, bitter hips, so I planted some rugosas. I picked a bunch and set they out to dry, but the pantry moths devoured them. Very disappointing. I love the idea of syrop.
Thank you. They aren't this big or plentiful most years, but they are sweet! Sorry about the moths!