Date: 19 Sep 2022
The rose hip is known as the "Vitamin Factory". In terms of variety and quantity of vitamins, rose hips surpass all plants in our country. Separately, the fruits contain sugars, citric and malic acid, cellulose, pectin, essential oils. They are rich in mineral salts. It is used to make various marmalades, syrups, teas, and especially in medicine because of its high vitamin C content
Already in ancient times, the nutritional and healing properties of rose hips were known to people. An infusion of rose hips was used to treat ulcers and stomach problems, eye diseases, heart diseases, and the oil from the seeds was used for burns and colds.
Research by Swiss scientists confirms that even in ancient times, local residents made spices from the fruits and husks of the rose hip that they used in food.
Nowadays, scientists know about this gift of nature and all its chemical and medicinal properties, through science. Therefore, the rosehip is not a guest in our home, but an invariable companion of every family. Its fruit is used not only as food, but also as a medicinal product, more precisely as a healing product.
It's hard to tell what's not in the rose. Its nutritional qualities are determined by the content of a wide variety of active substances.
The soft edible part is 66% of the fruit. It contains (on average) 4.1% proteins, 24.6% sugar and sugar substances, including glucose, fructose and sucrose. The acid in the rosehip, mainly malic and citric, is 3.3%, and the useful pectin – up to 25%.
In terms of vitamin C content, rose hips take first place among all fruits. The content of vitamin C in rose hips is 50 times higher than in lemons and oranges, 100 times more than in apples and 10 times more than in strawberries.
Rosehip is one of the most vitamin-rich fruits and in terms of vitamin P content (it ranks first among fruits and vegetables). It contains a significant amount of vitamins from the entire P group. In addition, the fruit also contains vitamins K, E, B1 and B12. That is why rosehip is recommended for radiation damage, hypertension and atherosclerosis, diseases of the thyroid gland, liver, kidneys and bladder, stomach and intestines, anemia and atherosclerosis.