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
Cookbook: Rose hip soup  Media: Rose hip soup

Rose hip soup, (Swedish: Nyponsoppa) is a soup made of rose hips[2] and is a popular delicacy in Sweden. It is served as a beverage or as a dessert with milk, cream or vanilla ice cream. Tiny almond biscuits are a very common addition when it is eaten as a dessert.

Some also eat it for breakfast, but the types of soup for that purpose are generally a little simpler, meaning, lower in fruit content and a bit more watery. In this case, a few people like to add broken up crisp bread instead.

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] which however is destroyed by heat at 60 degrees celsius (140 degreees fahrenheit) and therefore does not survive in the boiled soup.

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". Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Recipe for Rose hip soup.
  3. ^ Swedish Recipes: Old and New (1955) (Page 6) "American Daughters of Sweden". 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.