Roselle(洛神花) Natural ruby-like floral fruit

Updated:2017-11-29

Posted Date:2017-11-24

Seasonal Fresh October~November

Origin Taitung City、Yanping Township、Beinan Township、Haiduan Township、Chishang Township、Donghe Township、Taimali Township、Jinfeng Township、Dawu Township、Daren Township

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    Roselle is a kind of natural flower plant that originated from tropical and subtropical regions. It grows in warm climates. After being introduced to Taiwan, it was first cultivated in Luye, Beinan Jinfong, and Taimali areas in Taitung. Taitung has the highest output of roselle in Taiwan, especially during the harvest season from every November to December.

     After the first pedals of roselle wither, calyx and internal ovary will gradually grow into bright red calyx fruit, which is the part that’s edible. Due to its acidity, the content of vitamin A, C, iron, sodium and other excellent antioxidants, after processing or being pickled, it can promote appetite. Roselle is often made into jam, fruit juice and preserved fruit, etc., or made into a healthy dish on the dinner table.
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