It’s not a good idea to eat rose-hips straight from the bush! I have discovered what most people probably already know – attached to the seeds are fine hairs that can lodge in the lips, mouth, throat…. very irritating. To make a syrup or cordial you must strain the liquid through layers of cheesecloth and to make a fruit paste, puree or jam you need to remove the seeds first.


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3 responses to “Warning

  1. I was just going to comment the same. There were masses of rose beds at our school. A popular activity in the classes that followed lunchtime!

  2. ar

    The said seeds we used to divest of their rosy jackets to then put down the shirts of our sparring partners at boarding school; excellent substitute for itching powder…

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