Good day to you, my dear Paleohackers,
I have a question for you, as always:
Does boiling destroy vitamin C content in rose hip tea or does it greatly reduce it?
Dr. Weil recommends boiling rose hips for 30 minutes. He claims that vitamin C in rose hips is destroyed by aluminum pans or utensils, but does not mention boiling. Other nutritionists recommend not bringing those rose hips to the boil since apparently it destroys vitamin C.
What do you think? Thanks in advance.
asked byVB (15515)
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on February 03, 2014
at 07:21 AM
Boiling rose hips for ~10 to 15 minutes is the standard method of extracting vitamin C from them via "tea". The boiled rose hips can also be eaten.
A couple representative sites
Rose hips can be harvested when 'ripe' and used soon or dried for later use.