How to dry rose hips at home

You can dry rose hips at home both in the sun and in a dryer, oven and in an airfryer. It is better not to rinse the raw material, but simply sort it out and put it in one layer. Drying is carried out over several hours, days or weeks (depending on the chosen method). The finished product is stored in a dark, dry and cool place.

Is it possible to dry rose hips

In order for rose hips to retain all the beneficial substances, for example, vitamin C, which is necessary to strengthen the immune system, it is best to dry them. Unlike cooking, this method involves long-term processing of the product in an air environment at a temperature of no more than 60–70 ° C. Therefore, most of the vitamins and other components are retained. On the basis of the raw materials obtained, you can prepare tea and other healthy drinks.

Do rosehip petals dry

Drying the petals is optional. They can simply be sprinkled with sugar (2 times more in volume) and citric acid (a teaspoon per glass of inflorescences). In such conditions, the petals quickly give juice, after which they are ground to a homogeneous mass and laid out in sterilized jars. The mixture is used in tea. The remedy is effective for the treatment of respiratory diseases (bronchitis, tonsillitis).

Is it possible to dry rose hips in the sun

Drying fruits in the sun is considered the most correct method in terms of preserving nutrients. To do this, the berries are sorted out, damaged ones are removed. Good fruits are spread on a baking sheet or wooden planks in the sun (outdoors or on a windowsill).

At the same time, you need to monitor the weather: if rain is expected, the pallets are transferred to the house. The method is not laborious, but it takes a lot of time. Depending on the condition of the raw materials and weather conditions, drying takes up to three weeks. To speed up the process, the fruit can be cut in half and peeled from the seeds.

Is it possible to dry rose hips in the microwave

Theoretically, you can dry rose hips in the microwave, especially if you do it "hastily". But this option is not the most correct one. It will still not be possible to completely dry the berries, besides, they will lose a significant part of the nutrients.

How to prepare rose hips for drying

It is very simple to prepare rose hips for drying:

  1. Sort out the berries on a flat surface.
  2. Remove rotten, damaged, wrinkled fruits.
  3. If you have the time and opportunity, you can cut the berries in half and peel them off. Then drying will go much faster.
  4. Arrange on a baking sheet or pallet in one layer and send to dry.

On the eve of drying, it is enough to sort out the rose hips (you do not need to wash)

Important! Preparation should be started immediately after collection. Plucked fruits quickly deteriorate, so you should not postpone the process until later.

Do I need to wash, clean the rosehip before drying

There is a common misconception that the rose hips must be washed before drying.In fact, this is absolutely impossible to do, because excess moisture will remain on the berries, and it will be difficult to remove it. Then drying will not work - the fruits will steam a little: such raw materials are not suitable for harvesting. It is also not necessary to clean the berries from sepals, otherwise the surface will be damaged and juice will begin to give. This will not only interfere with drying, but also lead to the loss of nutrients.

Attention! If the fruits are very dirty (collection in the rain), they will have to be rinsed under running water.

After that, they are dried in the open air or in a dry room for 2-3 hours. Dipping with a towel is undesirable, since both fruits and sepals can be damaged.

At what temperature are rose hips dried

To properly dry a rosehip at home, you need to adjust the temperature. The optimal range is from 50 to 60 degrees Celsius. Moreover, initially it is recommended to warm up the dryer to 45–50 degrees, and from the third hour of processing, gradually increase it to +60 ° C.

In this case, the door or lid of the drying container is kept slightly open so that excess moisture can freely go into the air. The baking sheet or tray is periodically shaken off so that the berries change position. But you do not need to touch the fruits with your hands or kitchen objects - in the steamed state, they are easily damaged.

At what temperature to dry rose hips in an electric dryer

In an electric dryer, wild rose raw materials are dried at a temperature of 50 to 60 (rarely up to 70) degrees. The total duration of the process is from 7 to 20 hours. Most appliances are equipped with timers, so the time and temperature are set in advance. But absent is far from recommended for security reasons. The raw material must be monitored periodically by changing the temperature:

  • the first 2 hours warm up the dryer to the maximum (+ 65–70 ° C);
  • then reduce to +50 ° C;
  • 2 hours before switching off, raise to +60 ° C and keep until the end.

Drying in an electric dryer takes 6 to 20 hours

Attention! If the entire drying technology (preparation, time, temperature) was performed correctly, then the berries will not change color, but only wrinkle. This is the main criterion for product readiness. The fruits will become slightly transparent, you can see the seeds in them.

How long do rose hips dry

The total processing time in a dryer or oven is from 1 hour to three weeks. The time depends on several factors:

  1. Drying method. The process takes place fastest in the airfryer, the slowest in the open air.
  2. Weather conditions (if drying takes place outside) - much faster in the heat.
  3. Fruit condition. Cut in half and peeled, dry 1.5-2 times faster than whole.
  4. Preparation of raw materials - if you initially rinse the berries with water, the time increases by 1–2 hours.
  5. The size. The larger the fruit, the slower it dries. Although this factor is not so significant.

How to dry rose hips at home

You can dry rose hips at home in an oven, an electric dryer, an air grill. Natural drying in the open air under the sun is also allowed.

How to properly dry rose hips at home

At home, all drying methods are available, from natural (hold on the windowsill for several weeks) to modern:

  • in the oven;
  • in the dryer;
  • in the airfryer.

The berries are prepared on the day of harvest, after which they immediately begin the procedure, which lasts from 7 to 20 hours (sometimes more). After its completion, the raw material loses ¾ of its mass: from 1 kg of fresh fruit, 250 g of dried fruit can be prepared. Dried berries are put in jars and stored in a dark, cool place (you can in the refrigerator or in a niche).

How to dry petals, rosehip flowers for tea

At home, you can dry not only rose hips, but also petals, flowers, which are suitable for making delicious, healthy tea. On the eve of the process, you do not need to do anything with them (they especially do not recommend washing). Drying of rosehip flowers most often takes place in the sun.They are laid out in an even layer and kept outdoors for several days.

If the weather does not allow, the procedure is carried out at home, in a dry and warm place (as far as possible from the bathroom and stove). The resulting raw materials are stored in natural fabric bags under moderate humidity conditions.

You can dry rose hips outdoors or indoors with moderate humidity.

How to dry rosehip roots

For the workpiece, small roots are chosen (up to 1.5 cm in diameter). They are also dried in the oven or dryer. But at the same time, the temperature should be within 45-50 ° C (it cannot be higher). The roots are laid out in one layer, the temperature is gradually reduced as it cooks, while the door is also kept ajar. The total duration of the procedure is from 8 to 10 hours.

How to dry rose hips in an electric dryer

It is convenient to dry rosehip berries in an electric dryer, which is just designed for such processes. The instruction is simple:

  1. Prepare, sort out the raw materials, leaving only whole berries.
  2. Warm up the dryer to 60 ° C.
  3. Place fruits in pallets in an even layer.
  4. Hold for the first 2 hours at the maximum temperature (up to 70 ° C), open the door slightly.
  5. In the following hours, reduce to 50 degrees, periodically shake the pallets.
  6. Raise again to 60 ° C 2 hours before readiness.
  7. Readiness is determined by appearance (berries are wrinkled, copper-colored, partly transparent).
  8. Place the pallets on the table or leave them in the dryer with the door fully open. Cool to room temperature.
  9. Put in jars and put away in a cool, dark place with a low level of humidity for storage.
Attention! There is another scheme: first, the dryer is heated to 45-50 ° C, the raw materials are put in and kept for 7-8 hours. After 3-4 hours, open the door and gradually raise the temperature to 60 ° C, and an hour before the end - to the maximum (+ 70 ° C). After 8-10 hours, turn off and allow to cool at room temperature.

How to dry rose hips in the microwave

Many summer residents believe that at home, rose hips can be quickly dried in the microwave. Indeed, different products are processed in such an oven. But for these berries, it is definitely not suitable, if only because with its help it will not be possible to create a smooth increase in temperature.

As a result of processing, the fruits will dry out only on the outside, and inside they will rot. Another negative point - the pulp loses useful substances due to "aggressive" heating.

It is not recommended to use a microwave oven for harvesting rose hips for the winter.

How to dry rose hips in an airfryer

You can also dry rose hips in the airfryer for the winter. For this, a mesh with fine meshes is used. Berries are laid on it in one layer. A heat-resistant tray is placed between the lid and the base, which will remove moisture. Set the timer for 40 minutes and dry at high speed at + 60 ° C. Usually this time is enough, but if it was not possible to bring it to readiness, the raw material is processed additionally for 15–20 minutes.

Convection oven is the fastest drying method


Drying rose hips at home is easiest in an airfryer, but safer - in the sun or in an electric dryer. Thanks to smooth and prolonged heating at low temperatures, the fruits retain a maximum of useful substances, and also do not lose their taste and aroma.

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