When I first came to 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. Recently, I have learned that this delicious drink has many health benefits, even medicinal uses, and that after they are boiled and strained, the flowers can be used as a meat substitute in tacos and other dishes!
A 100-gram serving of hibiscus tea provides the following nutrients:
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||1.279mg||85.00%|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||0.099mg||6.00%|
Hibiscus tacos / Tacos de flor de jamaica (Recipe)
Source: Doctors Health Press