Hip berry honey

Hip berry honey

The Rose Hip is very common along the Wadden Sea coast, and the hip berry is quite the superfood packed with vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. The concentration of vitamin C in one hip berry is far higher than in a citrus fruit.

The "Dog rose" (Rosa canina) is native in Denmark and it was used by the Vikings. To preserve the berries, the Vikings either dried them or used honey. This Hip berry honey is great on pancakes, on a slice of bread or even in your tea.

400 g honey
Deseeded dried hip berries or deseeded fresh hip berries

Melt the honey in a saucepan over low heat.

If you choose to use dried hip berries: Add them to the warm honey and let the mixture simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

If you use fresh hip berries: Chop the berries and add them to the warm honey. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.

Let the Hip berry honey cool a bit before transferring it to a bowl or jar.