Bissap (aka sobolo or zobo) might be the most popular drink in Senegal. It’s the local drink of choice closely tailed by ginger juice and bouye. North of the country during Ramadan in the Fouta region, this refreshment flows from taps when it’s time to break fast. Bissap is a drink made from a variety of dried hibiscus flowers.
Bissap is a drink made from the species of the hibiscus flower known as the Roselle.
Although the names of the Bissap are inexhaustible, these are the most popular names for the Bissap all across the world; it is called sorrel in the Caribbean region covering Guyana, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize and Jamaica referring to the petals of the flower, Belchanda in Nepal and Grosella in Paraguay.
Hibiscus sabdariffa is found in about 84 countries, but native to the tropical countries, particularly West Africa, because it thrives where there is plenty sunlight, it can grow in the cooler climates as well, but that will depend on the season or if it is in a controlled environment.
Benefits of drinking Bissap
Can combat liver problems
Improve skin condition
Aids weight loss
Relief from cramps and menstrual pains
Increases energy levels
Helps reduce bad cholesterol and increase in the good cholesterol
Reduces high blood pressure
Can serve as a mild laxative
Other Interesting uses of Bissap -Bissap in its powdery form, can be used to tighten the skin pores, kind of like Botox
-As a toner for the skin to give a youthful glow
-To promotes moisture and shine for hair
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