Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a good source of vitamins B1, C, and iron.

Hibiscus Tacos Recipe

Hibiscus has many health benefits and even medicinal uses. Egyptians used hibiscus tea to lower body temperature, treat heart and nerve diseases, and as a diuretic. Today, hibiscus is popular for its potential to reduce high blood pressure.

In Mexico I learned to love agua de jamaica, a delicious beverage that is pleasantly tart, usually sweetened and served cold. Agua de jamaica is 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!

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