Roselle belongs to the family of Malvaceae which is originated from West Africa. It is a tropical harb also known by many a names such as: a) Habiscus, b) Jamaican Sorrel, c) Guinea Sorrel, d) Saril, e) Flor de Jamaica, f) Tengaura.
Scientific Name: Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
It is locally known as 'Mesta' or 'Chukai' is Bangladesh. Every part of Roselle plants including leaves, fruits, roots, seeds are utilized in various foods.
|#Sl.||Constituents||Fresh Calyces||Fresh Leaves||Seeds|
|01||Protein||1.15 g||3.30 g||19.60 g|
|02||Fat||2.61 g||0.30 g||16.00 g|
|03||Fiber||12.00 g||10.00 g||11.00 g|
|04||Energy||40 kcal||43 kcal||411 Kcal|
|05||Calcium||12.61 mg||213.00 mg||356 mg|
|06||Phosphorus||273.20 mg||93.00 mg||462.00 mg|
|07||Iron||8.98 mg||4.80 mg||4.20 mg|
|08||Carotene||31 ug/g||4135 ug/g||-|
|09||Thiamine||0.12 mg||0.20 mg||0.10 mg|
|10||Riboflavin||0.28 mg||0.45 mg||0.15 mg|
|11||Niacin||3.77 mg||1.20 mg||0.40 mg|
|12||Ascorbic Acid||6.70 mg||54.00 mg||Trace|
|13||Carbohydrates||10 g||9.20 g||51.30 g|