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I hosted some friend some days ago, and i offered them what i had in the house to cool down before getting them something to eat, and it was ZOBO drink,but one of them lashed out at me,saying it is very very dangerous to the health,but i have been drinking this stuff and nothing had happened to me.

please house,anybody with a better idea,because it had turned into a very big problem for me.

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Zobo leaves,

fresh pineapple,

ginger

sugar

Peel and blend your ginger or pound it as you choose, cut and blend your pineapple, put the gigner first in boiling water, when it is boiled add leave blended pineapple then add the zobo leaves. leave for 5 minutes to boil. Bring it down, let it cool, seive and add water to dilute, add sugar to your taste, put it in the fridge to cool, serve chilled

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pls i need d recipie for zobo and kunu.thanks

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Thanks a million,i think they were all wrong and i or we are right because i have been drinking this and nothing had happened to me, I go dey drink my ZOBO drink well well, Thanks once again. Williams

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wikipedia.com

The roselle is known as the rosella or rosella fruit in Australia. Its close relative, Hibiscus cannabinus is also known as meśta/meshta on the Indian subcontinent, Tengamora in Assam, Gongura in Telugu, Mathipuli in Kerala. chin baung in Myanmar, กระเจี๊ยบ krajeab in Thailand, bissap in Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin and Niger, the Congo and France, dah or dah bleni in other parts of Mali, wonjo in the Gambia, zobo in Nigeria (the Yorubas in Nigeria call the white variety Isapa (pronounced Ishapa)), Chaye-Torosh in Iran, karkade (كركديه; Arabic pronunciation: [ˈkarkade])[dubious – discuss] in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan, omutete in Namibia, sorrel in the Caribbean and in Latin America, Flor de Jamaica in Mexico, Saril in Panama, rosela in Indonesia, asam paya or asam susur in Malaysia. In Chinese it is 洛神花 (Luo Shen Hua) . In Zambia the plant is called lumanda in ciBemba, katolo in kiKaonde, or wusi in chiLunda.

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See also Hibiscus tea

A roselle drink

In the Caribbean sorrel drink is made from calyces of the roselle. In Malaysia, roselle calyces are harvested fresh to produce pro-health drink due to high contents of vitamin C and anthocyanins. In Mexico, 'agua de Flor de Jamaica' (water flavored with roselle) frequently called "agua de Jamaica" is most often homemade. Also, since many untrained consumers mistake the calyces of the plant to be dried flowers, it is widely, but erroneously, believed that the drink is made from the flowers of the non-existent "Jamaica plant". It is prepared by boiling dried calyces of the Flower of Jamaica plant in water for 8 to 10 minutes (or until the water turns red), then adding sugar. It is often served chilled. This is also done in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago where it is called 'sorrel'. The drink is one of several inexpensive beverages (aguas frescas) commonly consumed in Mexico and Central America, and they are typically made from fresh fruits, juices or extracts. A similar thing is done in Jamaica but additional flavor is added by using ginger and rum, it is a popular drink of the country at Christmas time. It is also very popular in Trinidad & Tobago but the ginger is substituted for cinnamon and cloves for added flavour. In Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, Burkina Faso and Benin calyces are used to prepare cold, sweet drinks popular in social events, often mixed with mint leaves, dissolved menthol candy, and/or various fruit flavors.

With the advent in the U.S. of interest in south-of-the-border cuisine, the calyces are sold in bags usually labeled "Flor de Jamaica" and have long been available in health food stores in the U.S. for making a tea that is high in vitamin C. This drink is particularly good for people who have a tendency, temporary or otherwise, toward water retention: it is a mild diuretic.

In addition to being a popular homemade drink, Jarritos, a popular brand of Mexican soft drinks, makes a Flor de Jamaica flavored carbonated beverage. Imported Jarritos can be readily found in the U.S.

In the UK the dried calyces and ready-made sorrel syrup are widely and cheaply available in Caribbean and Asian grocers. The fresh calyces are imported mainly during December and January in order to make Christmas and New Year infusions, which are often made into cocktails with additional rum. They are very perishable, rapidly developing fungal rot, and need to be used soon after purchase – unlike the dried product, which has a long shelf-life.

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I totally agree with this post, nothing wrong with Zobo just be careful on the bolded parts, that your friend was just fronting jare, that is one of the healthiest drinks we have in Nigeria, infact my people (TIV) use the green Zobo leaves for soup with groundnut and it is really nice. Abeg Keep enjoying your Zobo.

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Medical research carried out on Zobo drink at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital(LUTH) has shown that Zobo has beneficial effects to the human body.The only advise that i want to give you is to moderately use flavouring agents like sugar which may make the functioning of your endocrine system to go haywire.In other words excess consumption of sugar under the guise of drinking Zobo may predispose one into developing diabetes mellitus(abnormal metabolism of carbohydrate in the body) and on a long term basis may predispose one to coronary artery disease (a heart problem). Cheers

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Get a gun and burst his brains! Even akon dey drink zobo notin do ein career.

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See leg o. . . The guy dey expect red wine u come carry zobo give am, wat do u expect he'll say? To me its a polite way of saying no thanks.

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The guy dey form. Collect ur zobo and put for fridge abeg.

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Am surprised too just as u are. Zobo has no harmful effect as far as i know i have been drinking it since i knew my name and notin happnd 2 me, what is ur frnds reason for saying that its harmful?

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