A delicious way to reduce inflammation

A delicious way to reduce inflammation

Zobo drink is a popular and refreshing beverage enjoyed in many parts of Africa. It is made from the dried calyces of the hibiscus flower, also known as Roselle, Sorrel or Bissap in different parts of the world. The drink is known for its sweet and tart taste as well as its vibrant red color.

The ingredients in Zobo drink have several health benefits. Hibiscus flowers are known to be high in antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation and improve heart health. Pineapple juice is a good source of vitamin C and bromelain, an enzyme that aids digestion.

Ginger is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties and can help soothe upset stomachs. Cloves are packed with antioxidants, which can help protect your body against damage from free radicals. They also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation throughout your body and can aid in digestion. Cloves are a common ingredient in African cuisine, particularly in savory dishes like stews and curries. They can also be used in sweet dishes, like baked goods and drinks.


In Nigeria, Zobo drink is a popular beverage commonly served at parties and gatherings. In Ghana it is known as Sobolo, a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed hot or cold and is known for its tart and tangy taste. In Senegal and other parts of West Africa, it is known as Bissap and is often sold by street vendors. In Egypt, the drink is called Karkade and is enjoyed both hot and cold.

Zobo drink is not only delicious but also has several health benefits. Its combination of hibiscus flowers, pineapple juice, and ginger make it a nutritious and refreshing drink that can be enjoyed all year round.


Ingredients for Zobo drink

  • Dried Hibiscus Leaves
  • Ripe and Sweet Pineapple
  • Sweet Oranges
  • Ginger Root
  • Cloves
  • Sugar (optional)

 How to make Zobo 

To make Zobo drink, start by rinsing the dried hibiscus flowers in cold water to remove any dirt or debris. Then, boil the flowers with the cloves and ginger… in a pot of water for about 10 minutes until the water turns dark red. Next, add sugar and pineapple juice, and any other desired flavors and let the mixture cool. Strain the mixture and serve chilled with ice.

So why not give it a try and see why it has become a beloved beverage across the continent?


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