In winter, the fruit and vegetables from which we can obtain healthy substances are in smaller quantities. However, there are some fruit, or rather buds of a wild rose - rose hips, which can also be found in winter.
Rose hips contain extremely many useful substances that "give" strength to immunity, support the circulatory system and even maintain youth longer.
Rosehip is the fruit that contains a lot of vitamin C /from 400 to 2000 mg per 100 grams of product/. It also contains vitamin P or more precisely - C-complex. This complex is a combination of different substances - rutin, bioflavonoids, hesperidin and citrine.
We all know that we take in far less vitamin C than we need because the oxidation process destroys it. When combined with vitamin P, it stays longer in the body and is protected from oxidation.
The combination of vitamins C and P helps to strengthen the capillaries, increases the body's defenses and prevents the appearance of bruises on the body.
Here are which useful substances are contained in rosehip: carotene /provitamin A/; , vitamins B1, B2, K, lycopene, minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium.
The rosehip has a high content of pectin (11%), which, in turn, helps with stomach pains, intestinal problems, helps to keep the blood sugar level within normal limits in diabetics, significantly reduces the feeling of hunger in people, following a diet, and lowers extremely bad cholesterol.
Rosehip is extremely rich in antioxidants that help the body to be healthy. Vitamin C in rose hips slows down aging, participates in collagen synthesis.
A dark red oil is extracted from the rosehip seeds, which contains vitamin A, E and omega-fatty acids. This oil is used in cosmetics to deeply nourish the skin.
And for more aromatic rosehip benefits, try this rosehip tea or our delicious rosehip marmalade.