NEW TASTE OF LOVE edible roses collection

It is time to look at roses from a whole new perspective! While many people grow roses for sheer beauty of their flowers it’s easy to slip from mind that roses are in fact edible. Actually, they have been grown for their nutritious, medicinal and cosmetic properties for thousands of years. Rose hips are used to make jams and marmalades, while petals are used for teas, salads, different kind of confectioneries, vinegar, sauces and spices. The fact that this ornamental plant is used for food is not surprising at all. Rose family (Rosaceae) besides roses includes some of the most economically important fruit plants such as apples, pears, quinces, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, raspberries, strawberries and almonds, so it’s easy to see how a most popular ornamental plant have found its way to your kitchen. In fact, chemical analyses have shown that some rose cultivars have higher nutritional value than some common fruits and vegetables. They are full of substances beneficial for human health such as vitamin C, antioxidants, sugars, proteins, lipids, tannins, pectin, amino acids and essential oils.