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Plant your own sorrel at home

A sorrel plant flourishes at the side of the road outside a house with a gated garden of sorrel plants in Aranguez on Saturday, November 28, 2016. Citizens with this plant in their yards will be making the popular Christmas sorrel beverage very easily rather than paying a “pound and a crown” for it from retailers.

Plant to make or save cash

When you are growing sorrel it is free from chemicals and you can use the extra cash to buy the things you cannot grow… like Christmas presents!

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Sorrel juice is good for you

Sorrel or roselle drink or juice in glass with ice with red fruit for Christmas season or health benefits for cholesterol, blood pressure, bladder infections, constipation, maylase, use recipe for good taste and health benefits in in Sweet T&T, Sweet TnT, Trinidad and Tobago, Trini, vacation, travel

The sight of sorrel or roselle in Trinidad and Tobago meant the Christmas season has started. Nowadays, it is used all year long for not only does it taste good but it is good for your health too. Also, many people are growing sorrel now. Several studies have shown sorrel juice to be beneficial in lowering blood pressure and controlling cholesterol.

Sorrel also contains an enzyme inhibitor which blocks the production of amylase. Amylase is an enzyme that breaks down complex sugars and starches.

Drinking a cup of sorrel after meals will reduce the absorption of dietary carbohydrates and should assist in weight loss.

Sorrel is rich in vitamin C and makes a wonderful herbal remedy to fight off colds and infections by strengthening the immune system.

Other benefits of Sorrel include preventing bladder infections and constipation if taken regularly. Source

During the months of November and December you see the red fruit in every grocery, market and sold by vendors on the roadside.

The plant is a versatile one as it is not only the calyx that can be used but the leaves are cooked in other parts of the world. The juice is popular here in Trinidad and Tobago and to a similar extent the rest of the Caribbean. It is very simple to make but requires some patience.