Hibiscus Powder

A bright Persian pink powder that looks more cosmetic than edible. It’s a caffeine free, instant tea for the girl or guy on the go.

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Hibiscus

Hibiscus flower also goes by the name jamica, sorrel, chai torsh, bissap, and many others. From Iran to Mexico to Tobago this crimson blossom has a serious fan following. Hibiscus flowers are a sort of 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 par that holds the flower – are used for food coloring and for tisanes.

It’s the tisane part we’re interested in, of course. The flavor of hibiscus is very cranberry-like with an added floral quality to it. Often citrus juice or other fruit juices are added, sometimes black tea, and almost always a sweetener is stirred in to offset the tartness.

Dried hibiscus flower powder makes for a quick tea. Add hot water or green tea, give it a shake and a bit of sugar, pour it in a bottle and go. Instant aqua de jamaica. For a more confectionary application roll homemade chocolate truffles in hibiscus powder as opposed to cocoa powder for sweet-tart treats with a broody pink complexion. For the jam maker, a teaspoon of hibiscus powder added to stone fruit or berry jams adds complexity and a pleasant tart tang.

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IngredientsHibiscus
Product StylePowder
Botanical NameHibiscus sabdariffa
Shelf Life2 Years
Basic PreparationReady to use as is, no preparation is required. To use, add 1 - 2 teaspoons of Hibiscus powder to desired recipe. If steeping in a liquid, powder sediment should be strained out prior to use.
Recommended ApplicationsPrimarily used in teas or warm beverages, dried hibiscus flower powder introduces a floral flavor to any beverage.
Handling / StorageStore in a cool, dry area.
Country of OriginNigeria
Caffeine Free?Yes
Dietary PreferencesAll Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO
Allergen InformationNone Specified

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