Rose hip soup

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Rose hip soup
Alternative names Nyponsoppa
Type Drink, soup
Course Dessert, snack
Place of origin Sweden
Main ingredients Rose hips
Food energy
(per serving)
83-1,608 kJ per 100g
20-384 kcal per 100g [1] kcal

Rose hip soup (Swedish: Nyponsoppa) is a Swedish soup made from rose hips[2]. It is served as a beverage or as a dessert with milk, cream or vanilla ice cream along with small almond biscuits.

Some eat it for breakfast. The types of soup for that purpose are generally lower in fruit content and more watery. Instead, broken up crisp bread is sometimes added.

Description and preparation[edit]

Nypon or rose hips are the fruit of common wild roses, Rosa canina, found in Sweden. The hips form after the rose petals have fallen off. They are picked after the first frost of the fall, once ripe and red, then dried.[3] Nyponsoppa is typically made with dried rose hips, water, potato flour (as a thickener), and sugar. The rose hips are boiled until they are soft and then blended with a mixer. The mixture is then run through a sieve and thickened with potato flour.[4] Rose hips are rich in vitamin C.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Food Database" (in Swedish and English). National Food Administration (Sweden). pp. "Rosehip soup ready-to-eat powder unsweetened fortified" and "Rosehip soup dried powder fortified". Archived from the original on 18 August 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  2. ^ Recipe for Rose hip soup.
  3. ^ Swedish Recipes: Old and New (1955) (Page 6) "American Daughters of Sweden". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2011-01-15.
  4. ^ Stempel, John-Lewis (2012). Foraging: The Essential Guide to Free Wild Food. Constable & Robinson. p. 67. ISBN 9780716023210.
  5. ^ . Giese, Paula (1995). "Native foods - rose hips". Retrieved 2008-08-08.