One of REFEM’s principal exports, our dried hibiscus is a colourful and fragrant product with wide-ranging health benefits and culinary applications. Known locally as Zobo, hibiscus tea is a natural diuretic that has been used traditionally for weight loss, lowering blood pressure, and improving heart and liver function. The delicious and tart hibiscus infusion, which is enjoyed hot or cold in different parts of the world, is also very high in vitamin C and antioxidants. Dried hibiscus can also be consumed whole with the same effect and is candied or used as dessert garnish in some cultures. REFEM is able to process Dried Hibiscus to all forms of variants of machine cleaned whole flowers, cuts of different sizes and powders.
Nigeria's Finest Product
REFEM sources its dried hibiscus primarily from six states in northern Nigeria — Kano, Katsina, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, and Jigawa.
The North’s Sahel tropical dry climate makes it an ideal location for the sustainable cultivation of hibiscus crops. While the peak season for harvest is from November through March, hibiscus is sold all year-round, and carefully processed and packaged for international shipping.
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Partners In Excellence
REFEM takes great pride in bringing the highest quality Nigerian agricultural products to the world. We foster close working relationships with our partnering farmers and growers to ensure we source only the highest quality, sustainably grown crops year-round.
Quality From the Source
REFEM works directly with growers and producers, assisting them with their operations and advising them on best practices to produce the finest standard of agricultural products.
Safe and Hygienic
All of REFEM’s agricultural exports are processed in safe and hygienic facilities. In addition to our focus on producing the highest standard of agricultural products, we are committed to the safety and well-being of our staff
Controls and Testing
All of our exports are processed, refined and packaged in accordance with stringent quality specifications. REFEM conducts analytical testing of samples prior to shipment to ensure only products meeting our own high standards and the agreed-upon specifications of our buyers make it to the international market.