1. PRODUCTION OF SORREL FLOWER JUICE (ZOBO) AND ITS NUTRITIONAL VALUE.
Sorrel, contains a range of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, niacin, riboflavin and Flavonoids. Flavonoids, which give the sorrel flower its deep red colour, have been recognized as a powerful antioxidant and a likely contributor to cancer health as well as immune function. In addition sorrel is thought to have a mild diuretic effect and the ability to reduce high blood pressure. Anti-Cancer, Sorrel has been shown to have a multifaceted anti-cancer activity. Firstly, free radicals have been implicated in the conversion of normal cells into cancer cells. Research has shown sorrel inhibits free radicals from converting normal cells into cancer cells. In another study, sorrel was shown to inhibit mutation of colon cells into cancerous cells. Colon cells, exposed to cancer causing chemicals, did not become cancerous when pretreated with sorrel.
Nutrition Sorrel is an excellent source of trace minerals and other nutritional elements essential to health. It's rich in Chromium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, and Phosphorus.Weight Loss, Medical thinkers have come out and said products like Sorrel are a realistic aid in weight loss regimes. It has no toxicity and risks to health and may help people lose weight. Sorrel contains an acid which blocks the digestion and absorption of starch, a major source of calories and weight gain. Specifically, it contains an alpha-amylase inhibitor. Cough and cold cure, A traditional African treatment for flu, researchers have found there is something to this use. On top of stimulating immune function, it has been proven to reduce the fevers associated with infections. This herbal remedy is pleasant to the taste! Sorrel is as good for the kid and adults.
METHOD OF PREPARATION
The drink is typically prepared by boiling the flowers then letting it stand for a while, straining it and then pressing out the juice through a strainer. The juice is then sweetened and chilled. Depending on the concentration, the juice can be diluted according to taste.such condiments as ginger, cloves, cinnamon stick and any fruit of your choice can be added when the sorrel is boiling, as well as rum after words to add flavour and extend the life of the drink.