Rose hips contain vitamin C along with vitamin A, E, K, calcium, and niacin so making this homemade rose hip soda is a great way to forage and make a delicious soda that has lots of nutritional value as well as taste. We are accustomed to different flowers growing throughout the spring season and many people now the advantages of different species of flowers.
It is not uncommon for people to utilise these flowers in their diet. Autumn is the season where the trees shed and there are no more vibrantly coloured flowers. Instead, people enjoy the yellowish and brownish hues of fallen leaves and the crunch they make under the feet. It is very enjoyable to take a walk on a path with a layer of yellow and crisp leaves with a light chill present in the air taking about the coming winter. One thing you can find at the beginning of fall and use appropriately is rose hips. Also known as rose haw or rose hep, these are the fruit of the rose plant.
These are the result of successful pollination of flowers in the early summer and can be found in ripe form in fall. Rose hips have a high nutritional value and are also quite beneficial for treating stomach disorders and high cholesterol. In this post from The Prairi Homestead you will find instructions for preparing fermented rose hip soda.