Its botanical name is Hibiscus Sabdariffa, and Nigeria is the second largest exporter in Africa, behind Sudan, in terms of quality and volume. Harvest period begins in October of every year. The petals are mostly dark red in colour, sun-dried in the open and thereafter processed (cleaned and bagged) for export.
Hibiscus flowers are traded in three forms, whole flowers, siftings and fine cuts. It is a medicinal herb and health food product, used in the pharmaceutical, beverage and confectionery industries. Hibiscus is known to be a relief for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It also cures liver problems and reduces the risk of cancer. In Mexico, it’s used as a garnish and delicacy.
- Colour: Dark Red
- Taste: Sour
- Moisture: 12% max
- Admixture: 0.5% max
- Broken Flowers: 5% max
- Packing: In new polypropylene bags of 25 kg net
- Minimum Order: 6 MT (1 X 20’)
- Delivery: Prompt