Mainly grown in Nigeria are the red and white hibiscus but the red hibiscus is more commercially cultivated than the white ones. It is the red hibiscus that is largely exported from Nigeria while the white ones are mostly consumed locally.
In Nigeria, hibiscus is cultivated by peasant farmers and they bring the dry hibiscus flowers to sell in the open market. It is naturally dried with sunlight and by nature easily breaks into smaller pieces (slightly brittle) if not properly handled. The smaller broken bits are referred to as hibiscus siftings and are all sold together as one single piece by the farmers.
Total Ash : 10% Max
Moisture Content : 5%
Appearance: White and Cleansed
Acid Insoluble Ash: 1.5%
Broken Sticks: 5% Max
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