Rose hips, technically known as haws, are the immature fruits of the common rose bush. Like rose petals, rose hips are a popular ingredient in tea blends and in potpourri mixes. Whole rose hips can also be made into a tart but sweet jam, either alone or in combination with elderberry or other botanicals. Powdered rosehips are used to make various topical preparations, as well as natural body powders and other cosmetics. See also rose (buds).
Rose Hips Powder, 1/4lb
Powdered rose hips have all the nutrition and sweetness of whole rose hips, but offer an easier way to encapsulate the fruit as a dietary supplement or to add directly to smoothies and other foods. Powdered rose hips are also used as a dietary supplement for horses to enhance the coat. The powder is also given to pet chinchillas, who cannot manufacture vitamin C or get enough from their normal diet.