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Dried hibiscus flower

  • Nigeria Nigeria  
  • Last Updated:08 Jul 2019
  • Buying Frequency: Monthly
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Dried Hibiscus Flower (Red Sorrel)
Properties: saponarin (C27H32O15 2H2O), isoxitexin, Fumaric acid, Ascorbic-Acid, 40 - 405 ppm, Calcium, 40 - 395 ppm, Cyanidin-3-Sophoroside, HHB, Cyanidin-Diglucoside, Fat, 3, 600 - 35, 290 ppm, Fiber, 15, 600 - 152, 960 ppm, Iron, 17 - 165 ppm, Kilocalories, 360 - 3, 530/kg, Niacin, 6 - 60 ppm, Nitrogen, 640 - 6, 275 ppm, Phosphorus, 265 - 2, 615 ppm, Riboflavin, 0.4 - 4.7 ppm, Thiamin, 0.3 - 3 ppm, Water, 898, 000 ppm;

The flowers of Hibiscus contain: 15-30% plant acids, including citric, malic and tartaric acids and a unique hydroxycitric acid called hibiscus acid which give the tea a pleasant tart taste. The flowers also contain approximately 1.5% anthocyanins including delphinidin 3-sambubioside, delphinidin, cyaniding 3-sambubioside that colour the tea red. The blossoms contain more than 15% mucilage and make a pleasantly sweet tea, which on hydrolysis affords traces of galactose, arabinose, glucose, rhamnose, galacturonic acid, xylose and mannose. For the rest, only ubiquitous substances have been detected.

The flowers of Hibiscus, are rich in mucilage, a complex mixture of polysaccharides that form a soothing gelatinous fiber when water is added. The tea contains approximately 15% mucilage polysaccharides and 2% pectins.

Hibiscus, also known as red-sorrel, is listed in the German Commission E Monographs and its flower tea was traditionally used internally for stimulating appetite, soothing sore throats, laryngitis and tonsillitis, coughs, dryness of the lungs and digestive upsets. The tea also contains high concentrations of colorful purple flavonoids called anthocyanins that are antinflammatory. Anthocyanins are beneficial for skin and vascular health and are also known to coat the surface of cell membranes and protect them from enzymatic and free radical damage.



Chemicals in Leaf: Beta-Carotene, 75 - 750 ppm


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