As well as being completly delicious, rose-hips are particularly high in vitamin C (as much as 5 x more than citrus fruit!). The hip is the fruit of the rose bush and though not so well know today, it was particularly 'hip' in the 1940's and 50's when it was recommended to give to yound children to keep them healthy through the winters.
Recent research out of Copenhagen university has shown that Rose-Hip's can reduce the pain from osteoarthritis up to 3 times more effectively that panadol! Our Wild Rose-Hip Cordial is sourced out of Central Otago. During autumn the hills literally turn red with the little berries. This is a great one to serve hot during winter days.
In Maori language "Aroha" is a word meaning love for the land and its people. In 2007, Mark made his first batch of Aroha cordial which he made from wild Elderflowers grown on the Canterbury plains. Its colour was a beautiful gold and it tasted delicious.