Friday, August 19, 2011
PhotoHunt - Drink
My Roselle plants are growing very well in my back yard and new buds continue to sprout during the flowering season.
Roselle is a tropical fruit belongs to the Hibiscus family and the scientific name of this medicinal plant is Hibiscus sabdariffa.
Having heard so much about its magical properties, I made Roselle juice out of its calyces almost every weekend. It is rich in vitamin C (potent antioxidant), beta carotene, vitamins B1, B2 and B6 (essential co-enzymes in metabolic process). They are also commonly used as a treatment for cardiac, nerve diseases and cancer. I also discovered that long term consumption of Roselle juice can provide a good skin complexion too!
These freshly plucked calyces are used in making juices and this portion is for one or two servings. It is an easy process. Put the calyces into a saucepan and bring 60ml water to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 mins or until the calyces turn pale and the water is deep red in colour. I prefer to add some honey instead of sugar to my drink.
There you go, my homemade roselle drink. It's a great home remedy for good health and my perfect companion that never fails to leave me feeling refreshed and uplifted. Cheers!
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I heard roselle juice and yes it is a very good drink. Does it grow here in Michigan?ReplyDelete
This is a wonderful interpretation of the theme and very informative as well. I hope the roselle drink does all the things it's supposed to for your health.ReplyDelete
That looks delicious. Beautiful shots and interesting information.ReplyDelete
How interesting, never heard of this beautiful flower (and healthy drink!!) Happy weekend.ReplyDelete
Looks refreshing and yummy! :)ReplyDelete
wow, how come we never heard of this before? this is amazing. how was the taste?ReplyDelete
Very interesting and a beautiful color drink. I'd love to try it!ReplyDelete
oooh i've seen this before... didn't know it's called roselle... or is that the full name for rose drink? LOL.ReplyDelete
I didn't know bout this drink before. It looks delicious!ReplyDelete
Sounds and looks delicious. It's the first time I've seen a roselle flower. They are beautiful and so full of benefits.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous weekend.
Liz @ MLC
Brilliant photos and superb drinks.ReplyDelete
Very versatile plant indeed, cheers. :-).ReplyDelete
What a nice idea.The drink looks yummy and healthy.Have a good day.ReplyDelete
Wow, very cool! Hope it tastes as good as it looks. :)ReplyDelete
I grew the plants specially for the drink. Each sapling cost me S$12 from the nursery.ReplyDelete
i remember trying to drink from the nectar of a flower when i was a kid :) now that drink of yours seems so refreshingly good :)ReplyDelete
Mine is up too :)http://upto6only.com/2011/08/19/photohunt-drink/
Thanks everyone. Roselle is native to Africa, Asia and Europe. The red calyces of the plant are exported to America and some places of Europe, where they are used as food colourings. the syrup is a yummy thirst quencher and it is similar to cranberry juice, but not as sour.ReplyDelete
It looks and sounds great! I haven't seen this plant before.ReplyDelete
Great post, and drink looks good!ReplyDelete
What a great post for the "drink" theme! Your homemade roselle drink looks delicious!ReplyDelete
Great info! Never heard of this. I'll have to check it out.ReplyDelete
Here's My Drink
I'm so thirsty now...ReplyDelete
Visit me and i will serve you with a variety of different drinks...
What a gorgeous colour! Your drink looks very refreshing - I could use one right NOW!ReplyDelete
Have a good weekend.
That looks like a very healthy and beautiful drink!ReplyDelete
What an enjoyable process that was from fruition to liquidation! :)ReplyDelete
do you use the leaves for salad?ReplyDelete
Mu mum grew a lot of them, and I grew them in Singapore for nostalgia.
Ah, I planted before, but it didn't last over a year, your fruits are do beautiful.ReplyDelete
the leaves eaten in salads sound enticing but i haven't tried it before. i wonder how it tastes like.
I love the colour. I have never tried roselle drink before. The colour infact reminds me on hommade sorrel which I use to drink a lot of when I lived Carribean and which was delicious.ReplyDelete
Yum! I want a roselle drink right now! An iced cold one! : )ReplyDelete
Beautiful flower / fruit and the juice looks tasty. I was curious to try.ReplyDelete
First time for me to read something about this. How does it taste? It smells like strawberry juice for me (looking at the photos). :)ReplyDelete