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Ingredient Tutorial - 🌺 HIBISCUS || Recipe featuring this week's ingredient in bio! || Taste Tutor .
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🌱Common Name: Hibiscus (Rose Mallow or Roselle) .
🌸 Species: Hibiscus is a genus in the Malvaceae family (Mallow Family)
🌱Plant Form: The flowers have large trumpet shaped petals and come in many different colors. The mature sepal of the hibiscus sabdariffa is what is dried and used for beverages
😋Flavor: Hibiscus has a slightly tart, hint of cranberry-esque, fruity flavor
🌍Origin: Believed to originate in Asia, hibiscus grows in tropical climates all over Africa, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Tahiti, etc
✨Folk-lore: Across the continent of Africa, hibiscus is used for special occasions and to welcome and honor guests. It is also the national symbol of Haiti
Beverages: Every version of the beverage is flavored with different ingredients ranging from pineapple to orange to black pepper and are served hot or cold. 🇪🇬 Karkadé
🇬🇭 Bissap 🇳🇬 Zobo
🇲🇽 Agua de Jamaica 🇺🇸 Iced Hibiscus Tea .
🔸Good source of vitamin C and antioxidants. It is also said that drinking Hibiscus could lower blood pressure naturally but you’d have to try that for yourself to see if it works
▫️Steep dried flowers in hot water for 10 minutes or in cold water for 1 to 2 days
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