BISSAP(SOBOLO) : HEALTH CLAIMS AND EVIDENCE

DietCare Ghana

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Hibiscus tea is a herbal tea made as an infusion from crimson or deep magenta-coloured sepal of the roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) flower. It is consumed both hot and cold.
It has a cranberry-like flavour, and sugar is often added to sweeten it. The tea contains vitamin C and minerals and is used traditionally as a mild medicine.
Sobolo is a cool drink found in most West African countries. It is a dark red-purple coloured juice. The Burkinabes call it bissap while we in Ghana call it sobolo.It tastes a bit grapey and more like the cranberry juice and can be served with mint leaves.It is not just a refreshing drink that many have come to love over the years but it also has many health benefits that doesn’t cross our minds.
In fact there are a huge number of claims made for Bissap’s therapeutic benefits, from Ayurvedic…

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