Akumal photo of the day! It is all about the small stuff

Posted January 31, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Destinations

hibiscus flowers of Mexico in the riviera maya

 

Have you ever seen something so glorious? The Hibiscus flower known in Spanish as the Jamaica Flower, is one of the native flower species of the Riviera Maya, Yucatan and Mexico! Pretty to look at and very good for you, Hibiscus flowers are great for your health when prepared as a fresh water or tea. If you walk into any grocery store, you will find bags of dried hibiscus flowers that are boiled with water and a bit of sugar, the flowers are drained out once the water has simmered for about 40 minutes and chilled. What you end up with is a delicious fresh flower water that is great for digestion. Though I would hate to pick these beautiful flowers, the Jamaica water is to die for!

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