BLOOMS ON THE MENU
The blooms of hibiscus are not just beautiful but are also edible. Flowers can be picked as buds in the morning and put in the refrigerator for use at night. They will open after being taken out.
TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT?
Is it safe to eat hibiscus? Generally yes, but as some individuals may experience problems, care is needed when trying anything unfamiliar. Also see http://bodd.cf.ac.uk/BotDermFolder/BotDermM/MALV.html for information on dermatology and Malvaceae species.
RECIPES AND REMEDIES
Recipes for flowers and leaves of hibiscus, including recipes for Hibiscus sabdariffa where the calyx is used. There are also recipes for hibiscus family plants such as okra where the pods are used. There is a small section on hibiscus remedies.
Oxalate Analysis of Australian Native Hibiscus NEW - JUNE 2011
A look at oxalate content in Hibiscus heterophyllus and Hibiscus divaricatus
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