Edible Corsican berries: Wild Rose (Rosa Canina)

Corsica Guide l'Eglantier Rosa caninaWidespread, this wild rosebush is covered with delicate five petalled rose briar at the beginning of the summer, to be followed in October with red ovoid fruit named: rosehips (otherwise known as ‘itching powder’, because of the irritating hair they contain) – the harvest takes place after the first frost. Extremely rich in vitamins, the rosehips are used to make excellent syrups and jellies. The fruit is opened in two, and with a spoon, the hair and seeds are removed. Preparations are used notably to fight against the flu and diarrhoea.

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