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Hibiscus Flowers


Hibiscus Flowers, actually the dried sepals of the hibiscus plant, are the trumpet-shaped, deep burgundy fruits that grow after the flowers bloom. Approximately 1" in length, the flowers are used for flavoring and coloring food and beverages. Brewed with water to make either a hot tea or a refreshing tart cold beverage, Hibiscus tea is a very popular use of the dried hibiscus flower. Infused hibiscus can be used to make popsicles, two layer lemonade or as a flavor ingredient in a variety of desserts, snacks, beverages and cocktails. Hibiscus can be used to make a phenomenal simple syrup.The liquid from steeped Hibiscus Flowers can also be made into jellies or sauces.