Rose hips

Rose hips are the fruits from the blossoms of wild rose bushes. They have traditionally been used in cultures from a number of countries worldwide, including China, Japan, Turkey, Spain and the Americas. Rose hips are used to make foods and beverages like soup, tea, jam and juice. They are a rich source of vitamin C and are high in polyphenolic flavonoids, such as quercetin, and carotenoids, such as beta-carotene. All of these nutrients contribute to the fruits’ antioxidant activity 1. Rose hips extract is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in foods by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (21CFR182.20) 2.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Natural Standard Database. 2009.
  2. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.