The Hibiscus flower, from Hibiscus sabdariffa is an annual herbaceous shrub of the Malvaceae family, commonly known as Roselle or Karkadé.
Once the flowers fall off, the bright red calyces swell and are harvested by hand. These are then dried and sold into various markets where approximately 15,000 metric tons enter the international trade each year.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, China and Thailand are the largest producers, but Sudan is the source of the world’s best quality roselle.
Our Hibiscus comes from the Kordofan region, and to a lesser extent the Darfur and Blue Nile region.
Our product is primarily a dried calyx, available in several grades:
|Whole dried flower (HPS)|
|Crushed and sieved dried flower (Siftings)|
|Fine mechanical powder|
Growing the Hibiscus flower is comparatively easier to grow than other flower varieties with a high tolerancy to droughts. However, a degree of moisture and sunlight are important for proper blooming. The processing is labour intensive as it is not suitable for mechanized harvesting creating an ideal work opportunity for traditional farmers and communities.
Snacks, Juices, Tea
|Has a raspberry like flavour|
|Has a prominent red pigment/colour|
|Is rich in vitamin C, minerals and flavonoids helping to boost the level of immunity in your body|
|Helps to repair free radical damage|
|Is high in antioxidants and contains anti-inflammatory properties|
|May help lower blood pressure|
|May boost liver health|
|Promotes weight loss|
|Could help fight bacteria|