The Finest Opportunities in Having a Perfect Drink with Bissap

The bissap juice is not only the favorite drink at parties in Africa but it is also very good for health.The bissap juice is a drink made from dry hibiscus flowers; it is widely consumed in Senegal and Guinea. It is also known by different names in countries like Mali, Ivory Coast and Burkina where it is called dabilenni and in Egypt it is nicknamed the drink of pharons.

We love the fresh bissap juice; we prepare very often in large quantities and keep in my fridge for almost 10 days. The recipe is very simple to make and fast.

Portion: 1 liter of juice

Catch time:  25 minutes


  • 1 cup dry hibiscus flower (bissap flower)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla aroma
  • 1 teaspoon of strawberry flavor
  • A little mint leaves
  • 5 ltr of water

Preparation of Bissap juice

Step 1:  Wash the flowers and put them in a saucepan with water and bring to a boil for 25 minutes.

Step 2:  After 25 minutes, remove from heat and add the mint leaves. Then let it cool completely.

Step 3: Pour the liquid into a strainer to separate the flowers from the juice.

Step 4:  Add the sugar to the juice with the aroma of strawberry and vanilla. Put in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours of time.

Serve very cold and enjoy!

Virtues of the bissap:

Bissap has long been used in traditional pharmacopoeia to treat many health problems in Africa. It is recognized that bissap is very rich in:

  • protein
  • lipids
  • minerals
  • Vitamin C
  • And is also an Antioxidants
  • It also facilitates digestion, has diuretic properties and helps in hypertension problems.
  • Personally, I drank a lot during my pregnancy and it was a great remedy for my digestive disorders.
  • Many pregnant women under high blood pressure also drink without moderation to reduce their tension.

Drink with 2 cups of bissap juice, hot or cold to benefit from its virtues. The idea is to have one flower in each glass of champagne on large occasions. Personally, I think that is regrettable for the champagne, but it will undoubtedly look festive.

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