Hibiscus sabdariffa

When dried, the flowers are used together with the fruit to make colouring agents or beverages such as tea or wine. Typically used in Africa, especially the Sahel, to make a sugary herbal tea that is commonly sold on the street.

Spread throughout Italy during the early 20th century, the Roselle tea is a fairly popular by-product of Italian colonies. In Thailand, drinking the Roselle tea is thought to reduce cholesterol. 


last update by M 12/7/2012

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