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Red Berries

Red Berries

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A very bright, colorful image, Bill!
And a very sad song...
Bill Phillips: The B side of a single from 1963 which I have always liked
I get it--berries and Berry. smile
Bill Phillips: Clever eh? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jan 2018, 05:12
That will attract the starlings!
Bill Phillips: and the fieldfare and redwings
C'est agréable un peu de couleur en hiver.
Bill Phillips: They do brighten up the hedgerows
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 4 Jan 2018, 06:19
Are these berries in your garden Bill?
Bill Phillips: No
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Jan 2018, 06:23
and now a bird will be coming to enjoy these fine berries.
Bill Phillips: The birds will have stripped these by now Philine
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 4 Jan 2018, 06:34
Did you know rose hips are particularly high in vitamin C, one of the richest plant sources available? However, RP-HPLC assays of fresh rose hips and several commercially available products revealed a wide range of L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) content, ranging from 0.03 to 1.3%.[2] Rose hips of some species, especially Rosa canina (dog rose) and R. majalis, have been used as a source of vitamin C. I expect you knew this but I thought I would say this for those who just think of them as pretty hedgerow colours.
Another thing, rose hips contain the carotenoids beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene, which are under basic research for a variety of potential biological roles, such as inhibiting oxidation of low density lipoprotein.

A meta-analysis of human studies examining the potential for rose hip extracts to reduce arthritis pain concluded there was a small effect requiring further analysis of safety and efficacy in clinical trials. It is not considered an appropriate treatment for knee osteoarthritis
Bill Phillips: People used to give rose hip syrup to children
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 Jan 2018, 06:47
Did you know that if you get the "fluffy" bits out of these and put it down your neck, it itches?
Bill Phillips: Well I suppose it would but then why would you want to do that?
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jan 2018, 07:47
A splendid scene with the snow visible beyond and lit well be the lovely winter sun.
Bill Phillips: I am pleased you approve
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jan 2018, 07:47
I had rose hip syrup; not sure if it was a good idea or bad idea!
Bill Phillips: It wouldn't have done you any harm
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : where the sun rises first in England
  • 4 Jan 2018, 08:54
Are these berries in your garden, Bill?
Bill Phillips: I refer you to my reply to Mr A Doveton
Having read lots of people’s comments ... I too, had Rose hip syrup cause I was born a baby boomer. It was always appreciated and took away the less than agreeable tase of cod liver oil which we always had first. I remember the itchy stuff that Lisl commented on ... she was obviously a very naughty girl at school.
Bill Phillips: Did you have syrup of figs?
Fine rose hips, I like Lisls comments we used this itching powder to good effect, nowadays it would be either assault or GBH.
Bill Phillips: Clearly you and Lisl were very naughty people. This was totally unknown to me
Rose hips are used as Chris suggests but truly their use as food for wildlife gives better value. Also, they are so, so beautiful, striking even, in the winter landscape.
Bill Phillips: I suspect the ones used for syrup are farmed in huge quantities and no wildlife is allowed near them
We never seem to see much of this sort of thing round our way these days.
Bill Phillips: That is a shame Brian
Is this the best you can do.its a good job Frank is coming to my house tomorrow. If he saw this he might throw himself in Fleetwood dock.
Bill Phillips: This is a Thursday picture
i like the red glistening on the berry skin, Bill
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ayush
Well it's no better than the rest of the week.

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