Is a species of Hibiscus , fleshy and bright red as the fruit matures, also known by different names, Roselle, Flor de Jamaica and many other names to different Countries. Sorrel has a deep ruby red color with a tangy/acidic flavor that comes alive with added spices.
In Cayman and other Caribbean Islands, Sorrel is the official Traditional Christmas beverage. Enjoyed as a cold drink or with some Rum for an even smoother taste.
Sorrel has great health benefits:
Beetroot, and also known as beet, has been gaining in popularity as the new super food due to recent studies claiming that beets and beetroot juice can improve athletic performance, Consuming Beets can help to regulate Blood pressure, good source of Iron and high in folate.
Callaloo, a dark green leafy Spinach like vegetable a member of the Arum family that is mainly grown in the Caribbean. It has four times more calcium than Broccoli. Lowers Blood pressure, regulate heartbeat and very rich in Potassium, Iron and Vitamin C.
Cucumbers are a popular member of the Gourd family that is 90% water. Cucumbers are rich in Vitamin K which is needed for blood coagulation. It also provides a source of phosphorus, calcium and iron.
Grapefruit is a member of citrus family, very good for skin, great source of vitamin C and low in calories. Grapefruit aids in weight loss and increases energy.
Blood Oranges are a significant source of Vitamins A & C. It’s also packed with Folic acid which helps to fight off heart disease, some cancers and calcium for strong teeth and bones.
A Tamarind tree produces pod-like fruits that contains a brown tangy, sour pulp used around the world in cooking, candy and juices. It is rich in iron, thiamin and protein.
Peanuts are legumes grown mainly in tropical and sub-tropical climates but consumed all over the world. High in Folate, Magnesium, Thiamine and Zinc.
Flaxseed are harvested from mature capsules which are especially rich in thiamine, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Molasses is a viscous byproduct from refining sugar. Rich in Potassium, Magnesium, iron and Vitamin B6 which helps to improve mood and the treatment of Anemia.
Honey is viscous substance made by Bees. High is sugars such as Glucose it also contains bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants.
Green tea consumption lowers the LDL cholesterol concentrations in the blood. It contains Catechins which is antioxidants that fight free radicals in the blood. Green Tea is also great for memory and bone health.
Lemons are used worldwide in cooking and beverages. This sour member of the citrus family is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Iron.
Seville oranges are beneficial for :