Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dehydrating Rose Hips for a Healthy Winter Tea

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Dehydrating Rose Hips for a Healthy Winter Tea


Rose Hips are very healthy: Nutritional value of Rose Hips - This amazing plant is "jam" packed with Vitamin C (Rose Hip jam is my favorite ;-)  ), it is one of the most richest plant sources of Vitamin C.  Rose Hips also contain Vitamins E, A, B & K.  The Haw also contains lycopene which is a fantastic antioxidant protecting against heart disease, cancer and lycopene also helps protect our eyes.  (again - I'm not a doctor - please see my "disclaimer" at the bottom of this post).


Rose Hips are the fruit/berries that appear after the flower has finished blooming and they make a delicious tea!  Please visit this post to see how to prepare rosehips (click on title the below):
Preparing Rose Hips for Preserving
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After you have prepared the rose hips simply spread them out on your dehydrating trays (see picture below)

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Turn on your dehydrator at the manufacturers suggested setting until dehydrated (it took my rose hips a couple of days before they were dry).



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Store in an air tight container until you are ready to make tea!  I steep a small handful of hips in a cup of tea with a few Stevia leaves for a natural sweetener, strain & then ENJOY!



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2 comments:

  1. So many wonderful rose hips around here- have to give this a try- thanks

    Linda

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