(Hibiscus sabdariffa) This tangy vegetable grows up to 1 foot tall and has edible lobed leaves. The stems are reddish. This vegetable is often prepared as a pickle or with chicken or mutton. Popular in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa (called Nalite saga in Oriya, Belchanda' among Nepalese, Tengamora among Assamese). In Thai it is know as KraJiabDaeng , som phor dee in Lao, Chaye-Torosh in Farsi, karkade in Arabic, Rosela in Indonesia, asam belanda in
Drought Tolerant, Medicinal Uses , And Jamaican Sorrel is an incredibly hardy plant that can withstand both heat and cold extremes. Jamaican Sorrel is known for a wide range of medicinal uses. The crunchy flower calyx can be eaten fresh as a treat and makes a good smoothie ingredient. Jamaican Sorrel adds beauty, attracts pollinators, and provides the family with natural non-toxic medicine.Package contains a minimum of 50 organic seeds Heirloom Seeds.
Jamaican Sorrel seeds should be planted in rich organic soil buried at around one quarter inch. Like most seeds, Jamaican Sorrel seeds should be kept moist and warm until sprouts are noticed.
Jamaican Sorrel seeds should be planted in soil with good drainage but good moisture retention as well. When Jamaican Sorrel seeds sprout, transplant young plant to larger growing areas and gently mulch.
Malaysia. Another important edible part is the fleshy sepal (calyx), which is intense red and tastes acidic. Sometimes used as a cranberry substitute it is used to make jelly and juice. The leaves and young stems are eaten raw in salads or cooked as a vegetable. It is also known to be a mild laxative and mild diuretic. This plant is grown for the red fleshy calyces that surround the base of the yellow flowers. The calyces are used to make a refreshing drink or tea with a flavor similar to cranberry or currant; when dried they are used in teas such as Red Zinger for color and a tart flavor. The flowers, young fruits and leaves are also edible.