Last Saturday my friends and I went foraging for rose-hips in the beautiful Chugach Mountains. It didn’t take long before we found an area full of these beauties. I ate (only the shells) as I picked, as usual.
The rose hip is the fruit of the rose plant. It is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and many other nutrients, and considered to be a super food.
Rose hips can be made into jams, jellies, sauces, teas, or simply eaten raw. The best time to harvest them is from the middle of September through the middle of October. They are at their sweetest after the first frost. If you decide to harvest them, make sure they are organic or wild. Pick the fruit that are bright in color and firm to touch with a little give….