Want a truly unique addition to your holiday meal this year? This hibiscus cranberry sauce is beautiful, delicious, and good for you. A fun and unique way to add herbs to your diet is to include them in your recipes. This herbal cranberry sauce is delicious and beautiful. Let the combination of sweet and tart flavors compliment your holiday meals.
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Herbal Cranberry Sauce
Hibiscus sabradiffa, or Roselle, is a beautiful flowering plant that is cultivated world-wide and used for cooking, making beverages, and for it’s medicinal value and the stunning color it adds to foods and beverages. Roselle has become one of my favorite herbs to grow and use, and I encourage you to consider adding it to your home garden and apothecary.
Hibiscus Cranberry Sauce – pdf easy print recipe
This hibiscus side dish recipe is easy to make. If you need dried Hibiscus flowers, you can order them online. Frontier Hibiscus Flowers Cut and Sifted Organic, 1 Pound
1/3 cup of Hibiscus flowers dried and in a muslin or cheesecloth bag
Bag of cranberries, fresh or frozen (10-12 ounces)
1/3 – 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup of sugar, or more to balance the tart and sweet to your liking
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
In a saucepan, place the bag with the Hibiscus, add the cranberries, water, sugar, and lime juice. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Once the cranberries begin to soften, there will be more liquid. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes and stir as it thickens.
Allow to cool and discard the bag of Hibiscus. Add the cinnamon and chill until ready to serve.
Health Benefits of this recipe:
Cranberries are high in vitamin C and antioxidants. A small serving is packed with beneficial phytochemicals which studies suggest are anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and linked to reduced urinary tract infections.
Adding Hibiscus offers the following benefits:
- Powerful Antioxidants
- May slow the release of glucose into the blood stream after a meal
- Strong Anti-inflammatory
- Antimicrobial – bacteria, fungus, and virus
- Reduce risk and complication of cardiovascular disease
But really, the best reason to enjoy Hibiscus Cranberry Sauce? It makes a beautiful side dish to your holiday meal and the combination of tart and sweet flavors compliments any main course.