Hibiscus dried Flowers .
Hibiscus is a member of the Malvaceae family. It is an annual herb that grows
to 6 feet or more, stems are glabrous; lower leaves are ovate with the upper leaves being
3-5 palmately lobed. The flowers are axillary or in terminal racemes, the petals are white
with a reddish center at the base of the staminal column, the calyx enlargens at maturity
and the fruit is fleshy and bright red. It is known as roselle (English), l’oiselle (French),
jamaica (Spanish), karkade (Arabic), bissap (Wolof) and dâ (Bambara) among other
The calyces are used to make cold and hot beverages in many of the world’s tropical and
subtropical countries. In China the seeds are used for their oil and the plant is used for
medicinal properties. The leaves and powdered seeds are eaten in West Africa.
Hibiscus flowers is sold on the basis of FAQ (fair average quality) with standards covering
colour, taste, impurity count and moisture content.
Country of Origin: Egypt
Lot number: OC001/2017
- Packsize: 14 kg nett weight.
- Physical Analysis:
Particle size: 100% < 600µm
Appearance: Floral, berry-like aroma. Free from objectionable off-odours
Colour: Purple-red colour.
Texture: Lump free, free flowing particles
Flavour/ Odour: typical
Foreign Material: free from foreign material.
- Chemical Specification:
Test Units: Specifications
(a) Free Flow Density G/CC Minimum 0.45, Maximum 0.60
(b) Moisture 12%
(c) Total Ash 10%
(d) Acid Insoluble Ash 1.5%
(e) Sieve Analysis 5 Min Rotate Thru US#20 95.0% Thru US#60 5.0%
(f) Insect Fragments each 400
(g) Whole Insects (field/storage) each 25/5
(h) Salmonella negative
(i) Coliform 2 of 5 over 10 CFU, 0 of 5 over 100 CFU
(j) E. coli (MPN) 2 of 5 over 3 CFU, 0 of 5 over 20 CFU
(k) E. coli (Film) 0 of 5 over 10 CFU
(l) S. Aureus 1 of 5 over 100 CFU, 0 of 5 over 1000 CFU
(m) Standard Plate Count 0 of 5 over 1,000,000 CFU
(n) Yeast/Mould 0 of 5 over 10,000 CFU
- Packaging Information:
Carton boxes (60 x 40 x 40 cm) labelled with product name, net weight, lot number and BBE date.
- Shelf Life & Storage:
Typical shelf life 24 months. Store in cool, dry conditions away from direct sunlight.
valid from 02-11-2017 and till 01-11-2019.
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