4Apples Industrial Limited

Hibiscus flower

Hibiscus flower is grown in the northern part of Nigeria by farmers, and it is usually harvested from late November to December.  As the flowers fall off, the bright red calyces swell. These are harvested by hand, dried, and sold whole into the herbal tea and beverage industry. The flavor is a combination of sweet and tart, like cranberry. Hibiscus flower has many other local names including sorrel, l’oiselle (French), Jamaica (Spanish), bissap (Wolof/Senegal), Zobo (Hausa), and dâ (Bambara) among others. It is also called karkade (Arabic) in North Africa and the Near East. Hibiscus flowers are multi-colored and varied. About 200 species of hibiscus are known to exist and each species has its unique kind of flower Colour and taste.

Egotistically 4Apples Industrial Limited is a leading exporter of this product from Nigeria. We have a standing reputation in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia attracting the very best of companies. Our world standard for preparing these flowers before export remains harvesting mature flowers by hand, drying, hand picking, thorough cleaning to remove impurities, and finally, packaging into suitable new PP bags or to clients’ specifications.