Florida cranberry commonly known as roselle, sorrel, and Flor de Jamaica, is a close relative of the ornamental hibiscus and a native of Africa.

Years ago, American Indians used it both as food and for the treatment of various diseases. The early Florida homesteaders learned about it from local tribes and quickly adopted it for their own use.
In the early 1900s, the United States Department of Agriculture hoped that roselle could serve as a Southern alternative for cranberries. But with urban growth and industrial development in Florida following World War II, roselle nearly disappeared.

florida-contnt-img1Florida cranberry is a perennial grown as an annual that can be reproduced easily from seed. The plant will continue to produce flowers during October and November as long as the flowers are harvested regularly.
False roselle, H. acetosella, is similar to roselle but has maroon-colored leaves. Both species may sucker and can reach ten feet or more if not kept pruned

florida-contnt-img2The Florida Cranberry is a multi-faceted fruit. The calyces can be eaten fresh, dehydrated for teas, distilled, fermented into beer and wine, and made into juices, sauces and jams. It also has several medicinal properties.
Hibiscus sabdariffa is used around the world from Panama to Africa and the Caribbean.

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  • Dehydrated Hibiscus Calyces
  • The dehydrated calyces can be brewed to make teas and juices. Their fruity and tangy flavor is similar to cranberry.
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  • Hibiscus Tea
  • Caffeine free hibiscus tea has a tangy and fruity flavor similar to cranberry. It can be enjoyed chilled or hot. This tea has numerous potential health benefits.
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  • Do not use this tea during pregnancy or lactation without the advice of your physician
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  • Sangria de Sorrel
  • This caffeine free, unsweetened blend infuses hibiscus flowers with citrus peel. It festive crimson color makes it a perfect addition to your next gathering. Add ice and fresh fruit slices to create a healthy fruit punch.
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  • Do not use this tea during pregnancy or lactation without the advice of your physician
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  • Hibiscus Jam
  • Our Florida Cranberry jams (original, orange, ginger and pineapple) are made without pectin. They can be served with biscuit or toast, paired with crackers and assorted cheeses or served as a side dish.
    Refrigerate after opening
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  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Our strawberry lemonade is a real crowd pleaser. This tart lemonade with a sweet kick is the perfect refreshment for a hot day.
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  • Guava Passion Fruit Lemonade
  • Let this refreshing combination of bold exotic flavors take you on a tropical break!
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  • Mango Limeade
  • The bright yellow color of our Mango Limeade brings the sunshine in. It is a delicious and refreshing treat that is worth enjoying one sip at a time
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  • Hibiscus Tea
  • Our caffeine free hibiscus tea has a tangy and fruity flavor similar to cranberry. It can be enjoyed chilled or hot. This tea has numerous potential health benefits.
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  • Do not use this tea during pregnancy or lactation without the advice of your physician
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  • Sangria de Sorrel (Unsweetened)
  • This caffeine free, unsweetened blend infuses hibiscus flowers with citrus peel. It festive crimson color makes it a perfect addition to your next gathering. Add ice and fresh fruit slices to create a healthy fruit punch.
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  • Do not use this tea during pregnancy or lactation without the advice of your physician
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  • Watermelon Lemonade (Seasonal)
  • Our perfect blend of watermelon and lemon juice captures the essence of summer. Take it with you to hydrate and replenish. It will quench your thirst wherever you go!
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