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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Mmmhh, I’d love to taste them!
On July 27, 2012 at 9:59 am
Charbel Saad says:
These look like flowers, so I’m guessing dried hibiscus. Where’d you find them?
On July 27, 2012 at 10:11 am
@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?
On July 28, 2012 at 3:40 am
the fresh ones are boiled and made into juice, really delicious! I like these preserved ones too!
On July 27, 2012 at 10:33 am
Do you spit them out of the car window when you’re done chewing on them … in traffic?
On July 27, 2012 at 11:42 am
They’re all mouthwatering…
On July 28, 2012 at 2:14 am
Rosellas! – a type of hibiscus: I grow them in my garden in summer – makes wonderful jam, but have never seen them dried…
On July 28, 2012 at 3:06 am
Belinda @zomppa says:
Wow!! That’s how they look like? I bet they’re super sweet!
On July 28, 2012 at 5:43 am
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
On July 28, 2012 at 7:42 am
Yasmeen @ Wandering says:
Wow, Joumana, I’ve never seen these before. Thanks for opening my eyes!
On July 30, 2012 at 5:11 am
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.
On August 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm
Sucre en poudre says:
J’ en trouve en Turquie mais elles sont bien plus sèches. J’en fait du sirop, de la confiture et du sorbet.
On August 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm