Aside from the amazing zingy taste of rosella, there are many health benefits to including them in our diet. 100gms of rosella flowers contain 260-280mg of Vit C, D, B1 and B2. Here’s my top 3 Health benefits of this little beauty:
- It can increase stamina and endurance
- Help neutralise poison and therefore assist with detox
- Can soothe sore throats
Rosella tea (seen below) itself contains approximately 486mg per 100gm of calcium! Traces of Magnesium, Omega 3, Vit A, Iron, Potassium, Beta Carotene and essential acids are also present. See why I love this fabulous flower? Oh, and to make tea, I just throw a handful of rosella heads into a tea pot, add boiling water, allow to steep for at least 15 minutes and sip! It’s great as an iced tea too 🙂
But hey, it’s not just about sipping tea – there are some amazing things you can do with this little powerhouse.
- 24 Rosellas or Wild hibiscus
- 2 tbsps chia seed
- 1 cup filtered water
- Gently boil wild hibiscus or flower petals for about 7 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly and add 2tbsp chia seeds while liquid is still warm.
- Pour into a jar with a sealed lid.
- Refrigerate and allow to set overnight
- Pour over anything! Cereal, smoothies, kefir - options are limitless.