My nasty cough is back , which means restless sleep and cranky mood.
Anyway wanted to show something interesting. I once told about a maldivian kiddie birthday bash, well, my freind lives in a small little house with a tiny space for a garden. But she uses it quite well, or a rather her mum and hubby does, to grow necessities like chillies , pandan bushes, morainga and others. Well her hubby came over a few days back with some of her chillies and also brought a long this funny looking flower. When I asked what it was he gets all excited and says its a ribena flower!!!. Yes ribena as in like that black current drink . So I said isnt it made out of black currents and he goes , no no its made with this , the guy who gave him the plant had said so and he has been making juice out of these. I got a little worried thinking some idiot was playing a trick on the poor man.
So I decided to investigate it, I remembered seeing something called a roselle drink at the supermarkets here and had the same funny looking thing out side. And guess what? its the same thing.
Its a type if hibiscus , the calyx of the flower and the calyx is chopped up ,after removing the hard green little seed inside, and then boiled in water and sugar and then strained. This is served as a drink with lots of ice. You can check out here for more information on this here
I did try it, but some how , i really couldnt figure out whats so great about it, yes it does have lots of vitamin c s and others but for me a good juice should make my taste buds very satisfide, you know like when you have nice watermelon drink or lemonade on a hot day. You know bring a smile to your face.
Any one else have any ideas about this roselle? I have read that it can be made into jams and even dried and used for tea.