Hibiscus Flowers, Dried
Jamaica flower / Sorrel / Chai torsh / Bissap
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Hibiscus flower also goes by the name jamaica, sorrel, chai torsh, bissap, and many others. From Iran to Mexico to Tobago this crimson blossom has a serious fan following.
Hibiscus flowers are sort of a miracle plant. The leaves are used to make healing compounds. The seeds have diuretic properties. The fibrous stems are used to make burlap. And the sepals – the fleshy part that holds the flower – are used for food coloring and for tisanes.
To prepare, bring 2 quarts of water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil. Add spices if you like; popular options are cinnamon, ginger, lime zest, grains of paradise, a lace of mace, and dried vanilla pods. Add 1 cup of dried hibiscus flowers. Take off heat, cover, and steep for 20 minutes, then strain. Chill and serve. Preferably over ice with a squeeze of lime. Order hibiscus flowers in bulk from Spice Jungle today.
|Botanical Name||Hibiscus sabdariffa|
|Shelf Life||2 Years|
|Basic Preparation||Rinse quickly with cold water prior to use.|
|Recommended Applications||Primarily used in teas or warm beverages, dried hibiscus flowers introduces a floral flavor to any beverage.|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Country of Origin||Egypt|
|Dietary Preferences||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Allergen Information||None Specified|