Hibiscus snack (Karkadeh)

July 27, 2012  • 

 

I love the idea of snacking on flowers, don’t you? Especially when these flowers are supposed to be so beneficial to one’s blood pressure and all kinds of other conditions.

 


I found these in a Beirut supermarket sold in bulk. They are chewy, sweet and sour. Perfect to snack on anytime, especially in a car when stuck in a traffic jam.

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  1. Rosa says:

    Mmmhh, I’d love to taste them!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Charbel Saad says:

    These look like flowers, so I’m guessing dried hibiscus. Where’d you find them?

    • Joumana says:

      @Charbel, Jeannie, Pierre, Sare, Rosa, and Marion: Yes, these are dried and candied hibiscus flowers, supposed to be really good for your blood and blood pressure, (and a host of other conditions); by the way, they are eaten whole, not spit out, and I found them at Monoprix (Jnah) in Beirut.

      @Saro: I just so like the idea of snacking on flowers, don’t you?

  3. Jeannie says:

    the fresh ones are boiled and made into juice, really delicious! I like these preserved ones too!

  4. Pierre says:

    Do you spit them out of the car window when you’re done chewing on them … in traffic?

  5. sare says:

    They’re all mouthwatering…

  6. Marion says:

    Rosellas! – a type of hibiscus: I grow them in my garden in summer – makes wonderful jam, but have never seen them dried…

  7. Belinda @zomppa says:

    Wow!! That’s how they look like? I bet they’re super sweet!

  8. Saro V Kumar says:

    Similar preparations made with Mung beans,chick peas, Besan Dhall are available as ready made snack in most Indian Grocers. Economically priced compared to potato chips,and with a healthier carb/ protein ratio that is particularly useful to diabetics who are trying to limit carbs

  9. Yasmeen @ Wandering says:

    Wow, Joumana, I’ve never seen these before. Thanks for opening my eyes!

  10. Susan says:

    I would have never known about the health benefits of hibiscus flowers! Unfortunately, I’ve never seen them candied or any other way than on the bush.

  11. Sucre en poudre says:

    J’ en trouve en Turquie mais elles sont bien plus s├Ęches. J’en fait du sirop, de la confiture et du sorbet.
    iza:)

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