The culinary and medicinal secrets of the Bissape flower: the colorful superfood

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Looking to add a splash of color and flavor to your kitchen? Bissap flowers are the ideal solution!

With their bright colors and unique flavors , these edible hibiscus flowers are a delicious and decorative addition to any dish and drink. But Bissap flowers are not only beautiful to look at, they also have medicinal properties. Not bad is not it ? If you want to discover the virtues of this flower and know how to use it, you've come to the right place... We'll reveal all its secrets to you , pay attention!


Get ready to incorporate Bissap flowers into your diet for a burst of flavor and health benefits.

Bissap is better known in the form of a hydrating and antioxidant drink, called Bissap juice, it is a very widespread drink in West Africa (Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast), but also throughout the Africa, Latin America. Recently, it has become popular in Europe and is becoming one of the favorite drinks of consumers from all walks of life.

In this article, we will explain to you what Bissap is, why it is good for your health and how to prepare it.

Bissap is a drink made from the dried flowers of Hibiscus Sabdariffa. These flowers are picked by hand, when the berries are fully ripe. It is important to choose fully ripe berries to ensure good quality and taste. It is recommended to rinse the berries well before consuming or tasting them.

Where to get good Bissap?

Buy Bissap voucher available at Kemet Market .

  • How to use it?

  • Bissap flowers are often described as being a blend of red fruit flavors , such as gooseberry or raspberry, with a touch of floral flavor. Some people describe a slightly tart or sweet flavor. But, generally speaking, it is considered to be sweet and refreshing... A real wonder for your taste buds! Moreover, they are very versatile and can be used in different ways in the kitchen.

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    Here are 4 common uses:

    1. Hot drink : prepare a hibiscus herbal tea or a hot infusion. 1 tablespoon of Bissap in 1 liter of hot water and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Or 2 dried Bissap flowers in 1 cup of hot water.

    2. Cold drink : they can be infused at your convenience by making, for example, bissap juice, iced tea or even lemonade.

    3. Smoothies : Add hibiscus flowers to your smoothies for complementary taste, color and properties.

    4. Colorful salads : decorate your savory dish with dried Bissap flowers. In salads, for example, they can add both flavor and spring beauty, which is superb for photos to share!

    So, what are you going to use it for? Whatever it is, you can be sure that it will make all the difference and leave your guests fascinated and delighted!

    Buy good Bissap at Kemet Market, it has just been harvested in Senegal.  

  • Medicinal virtues
  • In addition to decorating your dishes and making them better, the Bissap flower is famous for its many virtues, you won't believe it... This flower is undoubtedly the solution to all ills !

    Here are the 5 most common properties:

    1. An anti-inflammatory that can help relieve joint and abdominal pain.

    2. An antioxidant that helps protect cells against damage caused by free radicals.

    3. A diuretic that increases urine production and flushes toxins from the body.

    4. An anti-stress that calms and reduces anxiety.

    5. A digestive that stimulates the production of gastric juice and reduces bloating.

    In short, the Bissap flower can be summed up in these key words: flavor and health in a single ingredient .

    If your ambition is to develop your dishes in an original and beneficial way: it is the essential ingredient that must be used and it must benefit from all the interest that it deserves.

    Dare to add flavor, color and benefits to your life with the Bissap flower!

    Buy Bon Bissap at Kemet Market.

    Other Info: Bissap (in the Wolof language of Senegal) or Bissape is also called Guinea Sorrel, Country Currant (Antilles), Karkadé (Arab), Foléré (Cameroon), Agua de Jamaica (Mexico)!

    And guess what, there is the lesser known white Bissap, the Bissap for special occasions, available at Kemet Market .

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