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How to make a rosehip syrup

Syrup made from the hips contains a large amount of vitamin C. The hips are ripe at the end of the summer. The hip is not a real fruit but a swelling of that part of the stem that holds the flower; the true fruits, the hairy objects containing one seed, reside inside the hip.

Ingredients

  • Rosa┬ácanina hips
  • Water
  • Sugar

Preparation

  • weight the hips
  • open and remove seeds and hairy parts
  • wash the hips
  • boil the water (2x water weight)
  • put the hips in the boiling water, let simmer for 5 minutes
  • remove from fire, leave them to stand, covered, for 15 minutes
  • strain the liquid
  • add the sugar (0.5x liquid volume, ie add half cup of sugar for each cup of liquid)
  • heat again to dissolve the sugar

Take a spoonful a day to keep colds at bay.

Keep the syrup in the fridge, or freeze it into cubes to use when needed.


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