Dry Hibiscus Flower
Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) belongs to the family Malvaceae. It is an annual herb cultivated for its leaves, stem, seed, and calyces. The crop is native to India but was introduced to other parts of the world such as Central America, West Indies, and Africa. It is best grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Hibiscus is popularly called Zobo in Nigeria. The Nigerian hibiscus punch is made from an infusion of dried hibiscus calyxes which form at the base of flowers as they mature, these red calyxes are frequently used as a natural food coloring also make a delicious herbal punch that can be taken hot or cold.
Ambashthaki, Bissap, Gongura, Groseille de Guinée, Guinea Sorrel, Hibisco, Hibiscus Calyx, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Jamaica Sorrel, Karkade, Karkadé, Oseille de Guinée, Oseille Rouge, Pulicha Keerai, Red Sorrel, Red Tea, Rosa de Jamaica, Roselle, Sour Tea, Sudanese Tea, Thé Rose d’Abyssinie, Thé Rouge, Zobo, Zobo Tea.