The heart healthy Hibiscus Sabdariffa is the herb you need to get to know! Also called zobo roselle or sorrel leaf, known for its rich red color, this tropical native is gaining recognition as the go to herb for a
Where Does Hibiscus Sabdariffa Grow?
Most often grown in warm temperate regions, this crimson plant can reach up to 8 feet in height and features red stems, lobed leaves with red veins, pale yellow flowers and a large red calyx.
The calyx (a whorl of sepals), is largely responsible for hibiscus’ spicy, delicious flavor.
Zobo is found in warm areas, such as:
● Saudi Arabia
● Throughout the Caribbean
● And more
Health Benefits of Hibiscus Sabdariffa
Zobo leaves provide a rich source of vitamins C, beta carotene, protein, fiber and powerful
antioxidants. Packed with protein and healthy fat, the hibiscus sabdariffa provides magnesium and essential amino acids to help promote cardiovascular health.
Rich in healthy fats, protein and dietary fibers, zobo has been proven to provide benefits for
heart and liver health, particularly when consumed with other leafy greens. A great source of Beta carotene and Vitamin C, zobo has been used to promote cardiovascular health, helminthic disease, and cancer. Additional, this powerful antioxidant is helpful for managing obesity.
Hibiscus sabdariffa provides a rich source of:
● Beta carotene
● Vitamin C
Uses of Hibiscus Sabdariffa
● Soups and Main Courses: In Africa, a region where soups are a fundamental aspect of
nutrition, dried zobo leaves are a major ingredient in soup but they can also be added to flavor cakes, sauces, cookies, jellies and much more.
● Juice/Tea: the zobo leaf is often added to juice or used in medicinal teas. You simply
boil the dried leaves in water to make a flavorful and nutritious drink.
Naturalike Hibiscus Sabdariffa
At Naturalike, we source all of our hibiscus sabdariffa leaves directly from the finest farms in
Nigeria. We form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are providing
you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality products that we have become known to