Found in nearly all tropical climates, the roselle species of the hibiscus flower is the most common to be used for culinary purposes. Although it is also used in Middle-Eastern savory cooking, hibiscus is most popular in a variety of teas (herbal in particular) and other beverages. Known for imparting tart and fruity notes, hibiscus also yields a desirable red color.
Spice Fun Fact: Due to its unique fruity flavor, hibiscus is used in hot and cold beverages worldwide. Some popular options include: agua de Jamaica, sorrel, and many types of tea.