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  • Rosella grow in warm temperate to tropical areas.
  • The rosella is made up of 2 usable parts:
    • Clayx – petal like bracts around the seed bud which are crimson in colour and can be stewed as a dessert filling, made into sauces, juices or syrups.  They can even be steeped in boiling water for herbaltea.  The Clayx are also used as a red food colouring.
    • Buds – green seed inside the fruit which can also be made into jams, marmalade, relish and jellies.

Health Benefits

Rosella are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fibre, a useful source of calcium, iron, vitamins B2 and B3.

100g of Rosella yields the following:

  • Calories – 49
  • Total Carbs – 11.31g
  • Protein – 0.96g
  • Vitamin A – 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C – 14% of DV
  • Calcium – 22% of DV
  • Iron – 11% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Selecting tips

  • To prepare rosella, wash and then make an incision all around the tough base of the calyx below the bracts to free and remove the base with the seed capsule attached.

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