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Hibiscus Flowers Whole

Dried Hibiscus Flowers

Hibiscus sabdariffa

Origin: Nigeria
From£10.89 per kg

This attractive flower not only looks beautiful, but has a range of potential uses. Dried hibiscus flowers most commonly associated with hibiscus tea, which has been around in one form or another since ancient Egyptian times. Back then, people drank it to lower their body temperature, to treat heart and nerve-related afflictions and used it as a diuretic. Today, it’s also used in cooking, brewing and distilling.

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History and background

Hibiscus is part of the mallow family, Malvaceae, which also contains the likes of cotton, cocoa, baobab and okra. Its ancestors were native to a range of countries, including China, India, Hawaii, Fiji, Mauritius and Madagascar, and all still exist around the world to this day. It’s believed that of all these countries, Hibiscus most likely originated from India – but it was made famous by the Chinese, who cultivated a range of species early on. It first made its way to Europe in the 1600s.

How to use dried hibiscus flowers

Dried hibiscus flowers have a whole host of potential uses, most notably in food and drink. The most popular application is hibiscus tea, an ancient herbal remedy that was believed to help treat heart and nerve-related ailments. Nowadays, it’s popular due to its sweet, comforting taste – and tea isn’t the only drink you’ll find hibiscus in.

Gin distillers use the flower to add a distinctive flavour and colour to their beverages, as do some producers of craft beer. You can also use hibiscus in food, namely desserts, jams and syrups – and some bakers add hibiscus flowers for decoration or a splash of colour.

Calorie-free and appealing to the tastebuds, consuming hibiscus isn’t just enjoyable – it could aid digestion and even help with weight loss.

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Dried hibiscus flowers are not just edible, but have a distinctive and pleasant flavour. They are often used as a garnish, to flavour drinks or to make tea with, and can be used to produce jam, desserts and sweet syrups.

Hibiscus is believed to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, making it a popular herbal remedy. It also has a diuretic effect, and has in the past been used to treat constipation, colds and more. It’s said that it can also aid weight loss due to its beneficial effects on one’s digestive system.

These dried hibiscus flowers are perfect for decorative use, from potpourri to natural confetti.

Occasionally used in the creation of craft beers to add a floral, fruity flavour, hibiscus flowers can also be used in the distillation of gin for a distinctive colour, aroma and flavour.

Dried hibiscus flowers are ideal for decorative purposes, and are a popular addition to potpourri bowls.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, absolutely. It’s not only edible but has great taste, which is why it’s used to make tea, beer and gin.

Though it’s believed to have originated from India, hibiscus was spread around the world from China - and many of the varieties we’re familiar with today emerged from the country. China Rose is actually a species of hibiscus too, with a distinctive appearance.

When added to tea or used in the distillation of gin, hibiscus introduces a distinctive floral taste, not dissimilar to cranberries. For this reason, it can also be used as a substitute for cranberries in desserts and jams.