Let Food be thy Medicine
Allow yourself to be transported to the Tropics through the power of your taste buds by enjoying our version of an Island favorite. Sorrel, is a well known Caribbean refreshment that is a standard at gatherings, on warm days, or “Just Because”! If your taste buds are delighted by the tart flavor of Hibiscus flowers, you’ll be blown away by the added essence of ginger & cinnamon spice added to your drink courtesy of our Infused Spiced Honey.
Sorrel’s main ingredient, Hibiscus, is filled with antioxidants, and has been traditionally used to support heart health, cholesterol, UTI’s, and blood pressure balance. You may have heard of this low calorie drink by it’s other name variations such as Agua de Jamaica, Roselle, or Guinea Sorrel. Clove provides sorrel with some of it’s spice and has been known to support metabolism by regulating appetite, aiding in pain relief thanks to the compound eugenol, and remineralizing the body. Just one teaspoon of clove contains more than 50% of your FDA daily recommended intake of the bone building nutrient Manganese!
Try our Sorrel recipe today!
Single Cup Serving
1 teaspoon Hibiscus flowers (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
Pinch of 1 ground Clove
1 ground Cardamom pod
1 strip of Orange Peel
Pinch of 1 ground star Anise
1-2 teaspoons of MAAT Apothecary’s Infused Spiced Honey (Currently Available at these retailers)
Bring water to a rolling boil.
Add Sorrel herbs to a mesh strainer or muslin
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over your Sorrel herbs
Allow to steep for 5 to 10 minutes (tartness and other flavors will increase with infusion time)
Add a teaspoon or 2 of spiced honey to taste, stir and enjoy!
*Sorrel will remain fresh & safe for approximately 3 days refrigerated
These delicious all natural ingredients have the potential to deliver a number of benefits. However, several factors such as each user’s age, health, and other conditions will require you to research how each ingredient will interact with your current lifestyle. Avoid consuming more than 3 cups/500 grams of sorrel per day.