Sorrel not to be confused with sorrel the herb, is a cousin of the hibiscus flower. The calyces of the flower are dried and made into a popular drink throughout the Caribbean, Latin American (in Mexico it is called 'Flor de Jamaica', Australia it is Rosella. Middle Eastern, and Africa countries in Nigeria it is called Zobo drink. It has a tart cranberry flavor.
The calyces of the sorrel are high in Vitamin C and flavonoids. Studies have shown that these properties have great health benefits. They are anti-inflammatory, protecting the body from oxidative damages.