Hibiscus Flower Cut & Sifted

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SAMPLE (4 servings)

The brightly colored blooms are typically dried for use in making teas and oils. Have you ever wondered how to brew hibiscus flower tea? Simply boil the dried red hibiscus flowers, take off the flame, cover and let steep for 15 minutes.

Or how about how to use dry hibiscus flower for hair to help make it stronger? It's also easy, grind 3-4 tablespoons of hibiscus flower, combine with 8 tablespoons of yogurt and massage the mixture into your hair. Leave in place for 20-30 minutes, wash with shampoo and you are done.

When looking at options for where to buy hibiscus flower, it has more uses beyond teas and hair oils. You can sprinkle the dried flowers into soups or mix into bread doughs. Many use dried hibiscus flowers to decorate table settings and even make hibiscus flower powder at home.

ALLERGEN: Hibiscus may be intercropped with peanuts. Occasionally, fragments of peanut shells may be present.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound5
plant part usedflower
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dark cabinet or pantry.
appearance & aromaFlower petals the color of deep crimson.


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decorativeUse in soaps, shampoos and other formulations for skin and hair.
culinaryAdd to tea blends, jams, baked goods, soups and salads.
industrialHibiscus is a natural colorant and flavoring agent in the food and beverage industries.

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formulas & recipes

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hibiscus flower

Hibiscus has been enjoyed in beverages across cultures for generations. The herb contains vitamin C and anthocyanins, which are a type of antioxidant that give the herb it’s red color. These can help with the immune system and skin health. That’s one reason why this powerful herb shows up in teas and all kinds of beverages from sparkling drinks to tonics to kombucha.


View our Newsletter for recipes, The Sweet Story of Hibiscus »

flavor profile

organic, cut & sifted
hibiscus flower

Lightly sweet and fruity. Pair with spices, dried fruits and other flowers.

what else you should know

organic, cut & sifted
hibiscus flower

Hibiscus sabdariffa is a tropical flowering plant in the mallow family. In fact, it is commonly referred to as rose mallow. This species is native to west Africa, where it is known as carcade. However, because it is widely cultivated and used as food in so many parts of the world, the plant is also known by many other names, most notably as roselle, sorrel and Flor de Jamaica.

The vibrantly colored flowers add color to teas, soft drinks and other beverages. For example, in Africa the dried calyx is made into Sudan Tea, and in the Caribbean sorrel tea is combined with beer to produce a popular beverage called Shandy Sorrel.

The dried flowers are also used in cooking. In Australia, Burma, Nigeria and Trinidad, the whole buds are made into jam or jelly. In the Philippines, hibiscus is an ingredient in Polynesian Chicken Stew. In India, hibiscus is used to flavor soups and chicken and fish.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.