Rosa acicularis Lindl., Rosaceae
The pomaceous fruit of the prickly Prairie Rose is excellent for jellies, jams, and syrups. Wild rosehips make a delicious fruit sauce accompanying desserts. They can be added to cereal, used in baking, or added to stews or soups for flavor. Speaking of soups, try ‘Nyponsoppa’—that’s wild rosehip soup, a traditional Swedish dessert. Wild rosehips make a flavorful, tangy-tart tisane that’s pinkish in color.
Wild rosehips are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. 100g of dried rosehips contain 1700 mg of Vitamin C! Wild rosehips contain Vitamins A, B, E, and K, calcium, iron, and phosphorus.
We hand-pick our wild rosehips from mid-August until October in northern Saskatchewan.