Rose hips are coming into their season in October! If you are growing rugosa roses, sweet briar rose, or any number of species rose varieties you'll see either beautiful orange or red colored hips this time of year. Not only are they beautiful, you can eat them, too.
Rose hips are beautiful and you can eat the outside of the skin and a little bit of pulp. Since it's related to the apple it has a nice rose/apple flavor. You don't want to eat all the way inside because there's a lot of seeds.
You are not going to get a whole meal out of rose hips. But the way you really want to eat the rose hips is to make something from them. The best thing you can make is rose hip tea!
To make rose hip tea take 6-8 rose hips and simmered it in water for about 5 to 10 minutes with about 4 cups of water. And then I put a little mint and honey in too, just to add a little extra flavor. If you want a stronger flavor, just simmer it longer. The flavor is very subtle and fruity, yet attractive.
So you can do lots of things with rose hips besides enjoying them for the season. You can make tea out of them!
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