Making Rose Hip Syrup


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An excellent way of storing vitamin C for the winter months.

Gathered half a kilo

Took the stems off & chopped them up

Get them into boiling water asap as the vitamin C starts breaking down as soon as they are chopped. As soon as it comes back to the boil turn off the heat and let stand for 15 mins.

Pour into a jelly bag & let drip, or squeeze if you don't mind it cloudy. This is to strain all the irritating hairs out.

Boiled the pulp up again & added 500grams of sugar.

Pour into sterilised bottles. Ready to drink as soon as its cooled.

I drink a couple of tablepoons a day in the winter, often stirred into a glass of milk.
 
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Copied this from an earlier thread as it's that time of year again :)
 
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I noticed you said you drink a couple of teaspoons of it a day, are there certain health benefits other than Vitamin C? I'm curious about it now! :)
 

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2 teaspoons was the recommended dose on the bottles they used to sell in the chemists shops :) It's got 20 times the vitamin C that oranges have.

Not sure of any other benefits other than it tastes lovely :)
 
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2 teaspoons was the recommended dose on the bottles they used to sell in the chemists shops :) It's got 20 times the vitamin C that oranges have.

Not sure of any other benefits other than it tastes lovely :)
Tasting lovely is enough for me! Sounds like it would be a good thing to have around the house in winter time anyway to ward off all the germs and stuff - I find myself drinking loads of orange juice when I'm sick, but this sounds like it packs way more of a punch with the Vitamin C than OJ does! :)
 

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It does, kept Britain going during the war. Couldn't have fought the Nazis if we'd all come down with Scurvy :eek:

We do have another plant that's high in Vit C, called Scurvy Grass or Sea Spoons, it grows around the coasts and tastes 'orrible :D
 
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@zigs gotta say that even the name Rose Hip syrup sounds a lot more beautiful than scurvy grass!! :ROFLMAO:
 
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It does, kept Britain going during the war. Couldn't have fought the Nazis if we'd all come down with Scurvy :eek:

We do have another plant that's high in Vit C, called Scurvy Grass or Sea Spoons, it grows around the coasts and tastes 'orrible :D[/QUO
Totally love this forum, the wealth of information is incredible. Would have never known that these plants are high in vitamin C and who knew, there's something called Scurvy Grass?
 
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Sounds wonderful! Thank you for posting this guide Zigs:) I think I'll give it a try. It will be a perfect winter drink:)
 
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Totally love this forum, the wealth of information is incredible. Would have never known that these plants are high in vitamin C and who knew, there's something called Scurvy Grass?
There's also a plant called Pilewort, but you don't want to know what that is used for :D
 

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Sounds wonderful! Thank you for posting this guide Zigs:) I think I'll give it a try. It will be a perfect winter drink:)
I know your English is better than mine, but i'm just making sure you got the bit about straining the hairs out @claudine

They're a dangerous internal irritant :)
 
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Rose is not just a beautiful flower, it is multi purpose herb. All parts of rose plant are edible and very useful in various ailments. I have used rose stem tea, rose petal tea and rose petal sherbet, however, I have never made rose hip syrup. Thanks for the tutorial. I have a question though. You are not using any preservative, so how long does this syrup last.
 

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You can make a smoking pipe from the root too :D

Vitamin C and sugar are preservatives themselves, would last for years, but it's too tasty and doesn't survive the winter with me around :p

Best kept in the fridge once the bottle's been opened though.
 
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I must admit this is a new one on me, I have never heard of Rose Hip Syrup, but it does sound very interesting. You never know what kind of brew is possible when you start using natural materials. I bet Rose Hip is high in vitamins and minerals and lots of good stuff. I think it is something I would like to try.
 
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Ooh they're looking good! Are you going to make some syrup?
 
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