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  • 30gm dried roselle

  • 170gm cane sugar/rock cane sugar

  • 1500ml water

  • 1-2 tablespoons kefir grains (Optional : A pouch for the grains)                                                                                  

Step 1 :   Pour water into a pot and boil.

                Meanwhile, rinse the dried roselle and add to the water.

Step 2 : Let simmer in slow fire for 25 to 30 minutes.

                 Add in the sugar. Stir and leave to cool.

Step 3 :   Remove the roselles.

                Pour roselle drink in a glass container.


Step 5 : After 24-48 hours, remove the kefir grain (or  

                  pouch).   Strain fermented roselle kefir into glass  

                  bottles. Chill in the refrigerator and enjoy!

Step 6  :    Rinse the kefir grains (or pouch) with some water.

                 Place it in a small glass container filled with 2 tablespoon    

                 sugar and some water.

                 Leave it in the fridge until you want to make another batch.        

                 Repeat the whole process.



Tip : For an even richer flavor, add a few drops of lemon to the chilled roselle kefir. It would be difficult to find a more refreshing drink than this!

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Step 4 :    Add in the kefir grains (on its own or in a pouch) .

                Close the glass container with a piece of cloth.

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Have you ever ‘discovered’ something you left in the fridge that you completely forgotten about? As I was experimenting various kefir recipes, I stumbled upon a bottle of roselle juice which I made months earlier still sitting in my fridge .



I put some water kefir grains in and voila! What a great recipe it turned out to be. You really have to try it if you can obtain roselle. Either fresh or frozen can be used. I suppose you can even use roselle syrup but I do not recommend it enthusiastically due to the type of sugar used to make the commercial syrup.


A Little  About Roselle



Roselle is becoming increasingly popular as a health drink.


Roselle contains one of the highest content of Vitamin C. It contains 3 times more Vitamin C than blackcurrant and 9 times more than citrus fruit. It is also found to have rich anti-oxidant properties (anthocyanins).


The fresh roselle calyx has been found to contain vitamin D, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and vitamin B2 Complex, Vitamin A, Niacin and Calcium.


Known benefits of drinking roselle juice:


1. Its drink acts like natural electrolyte beverage to substitute  

        minerals  sweated  out while playing sport.


2. Decreases inflammation of kidney and urinary tract.


3. Scientists found it is good for arteriosclerosis and reduce blood  



4.      Normalize blood pressure.


5.      Stimulate internal peristalsis.


6.  Relief cough and fever.


7.       Increase our bodies’ resistance to diseases.


8.       Decrease absorption of alcohol.


9.       Softening and smoothening of skin.


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Uses of roselle in different parts of the world in alternative healing


In India, Africa and Mexico, all above-ground parts of the roselle plant are valued in native medicine. Infusions made from roselle calyces or seeds are prescribed as a diuretic, to stimulate bile production and to treat fever.


Pharmacognosists in Senegal recommend roselle extract for lowering blood pressure.

In Guatamala, roselle is believed to cure hangovers.


In Senegal, a roselle extract is said to lower blood pressure. In India, Africa and Central America.


In Malaysia, ongoing research is being done in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, headed by Prof Dr Mohamad Osman.

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