PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Hibiscus Flower

When I first came to live in Mexico, I learned to love agua de jamaica, a delicious beverage that was a little bit tart, usually sweetened and served cold. Many years later, I learned that agua de jamaica was made from dried hibiscus flowers and that after they are boiled and strained, the flowers can be used as a meat substitute in tacos and other dishes! Hibiscus is a good source of vitamins B1, C, and iron. It has many other health benefits and even medicinal uses.

1 serving (100 g) of hibiscus tea
CALORIES37
CARBOHYDRATES7.41 g
FAT0.65 g
FIBER0.3 g
OMEGA-318 mg
OMEGA-618 mg
PROTEIN1 g
THIAMINE85% DV
IRON48% DV
VITAMIN C31% DV
VITAMIN A6% DV
RIBOFLAVIN6% DV
COPPER4% DV
ZINC1% DV
SOURCE: DOCTORS HEALTH PRESS