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I'm pretty sure that rhodomel is made with rose petals, not rose hips. Rose hip mead could be good, too, but most people mean a rose petal flavored mead when they talk about rhodomel. — λ 21:22, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

When does it mature?[edit]

When does a typical rosehip mature and flower(first flowering after germination)? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:47, 27 February 2009 (UTC)


What do they taste like?

if you don't try the bigger ones: tasty! but beware of eating too much, then it's possible you get bellyaches ;) --Queryzo 10:08, 8 April 2006 (UTC)
But what kind of flavor are they, sweet, tart, what?
The hip itself is tart and astringent. The tea is also tart, but tasty. Tea is even better when you add in some mint leaves to tone down the astringent bite of the hips.
Boiled hips, with butter and salt, are reminicent of Asparagus or Mustard Greens, and are an excellent dinner veggie.
Hips are also used as a filler/ flavor in soups, and can be roasted and ground into a meal that makes a different tasting tortilla or bisquit.
Concoctions have a taste to me reminiscent of mango, with a sort of fruity, berry vitamin C sort of flavour too.Lacunae (talk) 20:12, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Sweet nice tender, crunchy taste! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:36, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Rosehip species[edit]

Rosa aciclaris Page should get a table on the right with all the species of rosehip (rosa rugosa, rosa canina, ...)

Vitamin C claim[edit]

I have recently seen more than one claim on the high Vitamin C content of Rosehips, we had it tested and the highest we got was about 220mg/kg of Vit C on the dried material. Does anybody have actual Laboratory tests confirming this claim? Might the 1700 to 2100mg/kg be a typo that is just being copied over from other sources?

How're these sources for you: [1] [2] [3] - a quick Google search! Oh, and this article and the vitamin C one quote vitamin C content to be "up to 2000 mg per 100 g", not per kg, 10 times what you stated - Jack · talk · 18:04, Thursday, 22 February 2007

I looked on PubMed and found an analytical study of various rose hips products. They came up with a wide range of ascorbic acid content, ranging from 0.03 to 1.3%. I added this information as the second bullet in the Health Benefits section.--Little Flower Eagle (talk) 01:21, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Ascorbic acid content of hips of R. canina reported as 19-27 mg/g dry weight: Å. Gustafsson, J. Schroderheim, Nature 153, 196 (1944); as 33.1 mg/g dry weight: I. Roubani et al., J. Hortic. Sci. 51, 375 (1976). Comparison of methods for determn of ascorbic acid in hips: K. Gliniecki et al., Pharm. Ztg. 127, 823 (1982).
The Merck Index gives a somewhat clearer breakdown of ascorbic acid content in rose hips: "Whole fresh hips contain 545 mg-%; hips without pips (seeds) 661 mg-%; pulp 847 mg-%. Boiling water extracts about 40% of the vitamin C from fresh hips and about 64% from dried hips. During the drying process 45-90% of vitamin C may be lost." The reference cited for this is: Szczyglowa, Luczakowa, Siczkówna, Roczniki Panstwowego Zakladu Hig. 1, 523-532 (1950); C.A. 46, 1177d. Cyoso (talk) 23:56, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Usage - chinchillas[edit]

I suggest removing that paragraph. It seem out of place - a little specific. And it read like a chinchilla owners newsletter. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Surfbruddah (talkcontribs) 21:09, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Also... the claim that chinchillas can't make their own Vitamin C is pointless... No animal makes its own vitamin C.

Not according to the Wikipedia article.--Curtis Clark (talk) 13:23, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Um... Ok what does Rosehips have to do with chincillas? Rosehips are a berry not an animal... Duhh! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:55, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

changing flags[edit]

I got rid of the flag in the second section for lacking references since there is a lone reference there. Problem is, it's the only citation in the whole article, thus I flagged the article as a whole for needing more citations. I do see alot of [citation needed] flags in the aforementioned section, which begs the question: is the factual accuracy disputed and needing flagging or what? And today's 9/11 so let's all just reflect for a bit and hope for the best for the troops.

-Alan (talk) 18:53, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

I moved thiese unsourced claims here:

  • Rose hips from the dog rose have antioxidant values that far exceed other berries such as blueberries
  • As an herbal remedy, rose hips are attributed with the ability to prevent urinary bladder infections, and assist in treating dizziness and headaches[citation needed]. Rose hips are also commonly used externally in oil form to restore firmness to skin by nourishing and astringing tissue.[citation needed]
  • Brewed into a decoction, can also be used to treat constipation.[citation needed]
  • Rose hips contain a lot of iron, so some women brew rose hip tea during menstruation to make up for the iron that they lose with menses.[citation needed]

Without sources there is no way for readers to evaluate the info. Who uses it like this, and what, if an, evidence is there that is works/doesn't work etc.YobMod 11:33, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Nostradamus and Plague[edit]

This should probably be used if a more reputable citation cannot be found. Neither the wikipedia page for Nostradamus nor the Black Plague mention this cure, though the Nostradamus page has an unreferenced claim that none of his cures were particularly effective. Searching on google, this claim about rose hips or rose pills appears to be common, but never sourced. Perhaps we should reference the story, without claiming that he had success in treating the disease. JustinBlank (talk) 05:56, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Do all roses develope hips?[edit]

I've had roses growing around me my whole life. I've never seen rose hips. What's the story on where they occur or when? (talk) 22:28, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Removal of "Rose hips contain more vitamin C then any other fruit or vegetable" statement[edit]

I've removed the statement that "Rose hips contain more vitamin C then any other fruit or vegetable" as it is untrue. See [4] for a useful list of the highest plant sources. The winner's prize goes to the Kakadu plum. Vitaminman (talk) 20:29, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Sounds delicious!Shtove (talk) 20:03, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Contribution moved here for editing[edit]

The following contribution from IP is removed from the page. It needs to be reworked and incorporated into the page in wikipedia style:

NOTE: before reading the following, be aware of this report from WebMD; "However, much of the vitamin C in rose hips is destroyed during drying and processing and also declines rapidly during storage. Because of this, many rose hip-derived "natural" vitamin C products have actually been fortified with lab-made vitamin C, but their labels may not always say so."

Nadiatalent (talk) 15:00, 31 December 2011 (UTC)