What is Roselle?
Popularly known as Red Sorrel in most English-speaking nations, Hibiscus sabdariffa, or Roselle, belongs to the Malvaceae family. Historically, the plant originated between India and... Malaysia, but it was gradually shipped to Africa. The shrub is also very popular in Southeastern Asia and Northeastern India. It is widely known as Roselle Calyces all over the world. Roselle is known as "Jajew" in Khasi. It is indigenous to the Bhoi people of Meghalaya. It has a taste that is similar to that of cranberries which is why people in America call it Florida cranberry. The calyces and leaves are edible and are often used in many forms of cooking or preparations ranging from jams to pickles.Read more