(Rosa canina L., Rosa rubiginosa L. and Rosa rugosa Thunb.)
Rosehips which are the round part of the flower, just below the rose, have always been prized for their vitamin C content, although much of the vitamin is actually lost during drying. Rosehips also contain a range of health promoting polyphenols.
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