Roselle is native to West Africa. It is a variant of Hibiscus. Hibiscus juice has an important place in Thai cuisine. It accompanies most of the Thai recipes nicely.
By the way which part of hibiscus we can use?
Regular tea is made out of dried tea leaves. Hibiscus tea is made out of colored flowers. The petals of the flowers are used sometimes fresh and sometimes dried.
What does Roselle taste like?
Roselle has a crisp tart berry and rhubarb taste. They taste like cranberry or pomegranate. The mild sweetness of the hibiscus helps to avoid or reduces the addition of sugar.
They combine with sugar to produce a delicate light flavor. The vibrant color and punch of its taste will make us drink it frequently.
Is Hibiscus and Rosella the same?
The names roselle, rosella, and hibiscus are used interchangeably. Hibiscus flowers are big. The petals are soft to touch and can be easily dried up when you keep them in sun. On the other hand, these roselles are water-rich, thick petals and it has a big seed in the center of the flower. In the scientific view, all true roselle plants are hibiscus plants, but not all hibiscus plants are roselle.
Roselle is rich in powerful antioxidants (flavonoids and anthocyanins), vitamins A, B, and C. The calyx is used for treating urinary tract infection, constipation, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Detox juices to try
SUGAR-FREE GREEN APPLE SOUR PLUM JUICE-A sugar-free detox juice that includes green apple and sour plum.
LEMONGRASS PANDAN JUICE– A herbal tea /juice that includes lemongrass and pandan leaves.
How to make hibiscus juice | Roselle tea | Detox
- Roselle-200 gm approximately 20 to 24 roselle based on the size
- Water-2.5 liter
- Deseed the roselle flower.
- Wash and drain the excess water.
- Bring the water to a boil. Add roselle flowers and cook covered in low heat for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Strain the juice.
- Keep it aside and let it cool down completely.
- Add ice cubes to drink it cold.
Add sugar based on your sugar preference.
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