How to make Zobo Juice/drink.

Zobo is gotten from roselles or sorrel leaves. It has a natural sweet sour taste. It is otherwise known as hibiscus tea, karkade or even sour tea. The leaf has numerous uses across the world, which range from juice, herbs, food e.t.c. It has a unique taste you would love. Apart from this unique taste, Zobo has a lot of health benefits attached to it. The health benefit of zobo leaves or drink include; Regulation of blood pressure, Weight loss, Regulation of blood sugar, Improves fertility, Strengthens the body, Stabilizes menstruation and many more.

We all know there is nothing that has a remarkable benefits and do not have negative effects. Some negative effect of zobo include:  1. Miscarriage; it is advisable that pregnant women in their first trimester should stay away from this drink because it can reduce oestrogen level in the body, there by prompting menstruation which leads to miscarriage. 2. People who suffer low blood pressure should not take this juice because it lowers blood pressure.

Ingredient 

  • 2 cups dry zobo leaves
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)
  • 1 ginger
  • 1 ripe pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon clove (konafuru)
  • sugar to taste
  • 3-4 litres of water.
  • Lemon, cucumber or pineapple.

Procedure

  1. Wash zobo leaves thoroughly in cold water to get rid of sand and particles.
  2. Wash, peel and cut the pineapple into thin slices.
  3. Wash, peel and grate or grind the ginger and garlic.
  4. In a deep pot, pour 3 litres of water, add washed zobo leaves, pineapple and washed clove, bring to a boil.
  5. Add the grated garlic and ginger to the pot and more water if necessary. Keep boiling for about 25 to 30 minutes to soften the zobo leaves.
  6. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool, when cool pass the juice through a sieve or chiffon cloth.
  7. Add in sugar or honey and stir (Note; the zobo drink should be hot or warm)
  8. Pour in a bottle or jar and refrigerate.
  9. Serve cold. You may garnish with cucumber, lemon or any fruit of your choice. 

Zobo Drink

Zobo drink is a very wonderful drink with a unique taste.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Drinks
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Author: Oluborode Ayokanmi

Equipment

  • Cooker
  • Pot
  • Jar or cups
  • Bowls
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Dry zobo leaves
  • 1 clove Garlic (optional)
  • 1 Ginger
  • 1 Ripe pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon clove ( konafuru)
  • Sugar to taste
  • 3-4 litres water
  • Lemon or pineapple

Instructions

  • Wash zobo leaves thoroughly in cold water to get rid of sand and particles.
  • Wash, peel and cut the pineapple into thin slices.
  • Wash, peel and grate your ginger and garlic.
  • In a deep pot, pour 3 litres of water, add washed zobo leaves, pineapple and washed clove, bring to a boil.
  • Add the grated garlic and ginger to the pot and more water if necessary. keep boiling for about 25 to 30 minutes to soften the zobo leaves.
  • Turn off the heat and set aside to cool, when cool sieve the juice through a chiffon cloth or sieve.
  • Add in sugar or honey and stir ( Note: the zobo drink should be hot or warm).
  • Pour in a bottle or jar and refrigerate.
  • Serve cold. You may garnish with cucumber, lemon or any fruit of your choice.