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The Gambia Hibiscus Flower Jam Recipe

Hibiscus Flower Jam Recipe

Hibiscus Flower Jam

The Gambia Hibiscus Flower Jam Recipe

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Hibiscus flower jam is very popular in the African country of The Gambia. This tasty easy to make hibiscus flower tropical jam is used as a filling for cakes, pies, and cupcakes or used to spread on biscuits, toast, and crackers. 

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1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
3 cups of water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 cups water


Steep dried blossom in hot water for 2 hours then strain using 1 cup of hibiscus flower water. Add sugar boil until the mixture thickens, about 20 minutes. Pour into prepared jars and serve on toast, crackers or uses as a filling for cakes, pies, and cupcakes. 

The Gambia did you know

Yes, it is officially true, the The officially belongs in front of Gambia since 1964. 

Gambian Woman by gisela gerson lohman braun The Permanent Committee on Geographical Names says "A letter dated May 1964 from the Gambian prime minister's office instructed that The Gambia should be used with a capital T. One of the reasons they gave was that The Gambia could be confused with Zambia, which was a new name to the international community at the time."

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