SOBOLO – AFRICAN WINE
Sobolo is a popular beverage in west African. Nigerians call it Zobo, Bissap in Benin and Senegal and Womjo in Gambia. Despite the wonderful taste it has, Sobolo also serves as herbal supplements to promote health such as decrease in cholesterol, heart disease, prevents prostate cancer and comes packed with anti-oxidants.
Sobolo is prepared locally with dried hibiscus flowers put in hot water. The drink is separated from the flowers; Sugar and ginger are added. Other complements such as cinnamon, grains of paradise, vanilla, mint and cloves could be added. A preferred juice from fruits such as lemon, pineapple or orange could also be a great supplement. It has ruby red colour and tastes a bit grapey. It is best served chilled and served at various events. Sobolo is so much loved by Africans just as Coka Cola is in America.