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Eating Hibiscus Flowers Like Candy

Okay, this is just too cute not to share.

This is Alfie, a tiny sloth from Costa Rica, and he’s devouring a hibiscus flower like it’s the best thing in the world.  The sloths eat hibiscus flowers like candy.

Of course, now you may be wondering, do the flowers taste as good to humans? We know they are delicious when dried and used for hibiscus tea. But fresh flowers?

Yep, you can eat hibiscus flowers raw.

Or suck out the sweet nectar from the flower hearts. Eat First Think Later has neat pictures on how to find the sweet nectar at the bottom of the flower.



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