Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is widely used in the Sudan and known locally as Karkade. It’s a cutting-edge natural product that grows in the shape of a flower and is known to lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, and digestion. Dried hibiscus is traditionally consumed as a hot or cold beverage.
Hibiscus contains the following nutrients: calories, protein, fat, carbohydrate, fiber, and ascorbic acid. The chemicals in hibiscus flower promote hair growth, reduce dandruff, and darken the hair. This stem produces high-quality fiber that can be used to make clothing, nets, and paper.
Moisture content 12% max.
Color: Purple- Red
Extract content: 41%min.
Protein content: 5% max.
Ash & mineral salts: 10% max
Impurities: 2% max
Vitamins C (as cerbicacid): 80—100mg/100gm.
Natural pigment: more than 1 1/2mg/100grms.
Reducing sugar: 12%max.
Hibiscus (Dry flower) Fiber: 15%mini.
Total acids: 25-30%