Feeding your parrots our organic rosehips adds nutrition and flavor to your bird’s meal. The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) value of rose hips is quite high. Organic Rosehips, Cut & Sifted This is why our organic rosehips are a part of Leslie’s “Balanced Food Plan for Parrots”. And that’s why we sell these high quality organic rosehips here.
According to the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) May 2010 database for the ORAC value of selected foods, rose hips contain 96,150 mg of antioxidants per 100 grams of rose hips. In the October issue 213, of Parrots magazine, this column contains a chart showing the ORAC value of certain foods. A modified version of this chart is shown here. Of the 12 foods shown rose hips are the highest ranked food.
But, how does the high ORAC value in our organic rosehips, cut and sifted, benefit our birds?
The higher the ORAC score, the more effective a food is at neutralizing free radicals.
Use these organic cut and sifted rosehips to make Leslie’s Raw Rosehip Jam.
You can also grind them into a powder and sprinkle on wet or mist food, like our BBFE! sprouts and BBFE! cooked MASH.