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BURKINAFASO : List of drinks
Bissap (juice)

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BURKINA FASO Bissap (also called Karkade) is a celebration drink in Africa. Drunk fresh or warm as a herbal tea, Hibiscus is a plant of the traditional african pharmacopeia. Bissap juice is also drunk in Senegal, Guinea (national drink), Mali (dableni), Ivory Coast, Egypt and Soudan.
Hibiscus dried flowers are washed and boiled until coloration of the cooking water, then the cooled solution is filtered. Sugar, nutmeg and water of orange blossom can be added. One can also add some Tamarine juice, Baobab fruit juice, fresh ginger, lemongrass, etc. Drink chilled.
Ginger (Pellets)

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BURKINA FASO When you don't own a frizer, it's possible to preserve drinks for one year by making natural pellets, sort of drink concentrate. Fresh ginger is peeled, crushed, and delayed in water and then filtered and pressed. Then boil the solution until it thickens. The result is mixed with sugar and put on a clean linen to dry with the sun heat. Move the result to crumble it into pellets and put in a plastic bag. It's also possible to buy directly the ginger pellets.
Tamarind (pellets of)

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BURKINA FASO The recipe is the same as ginger pellets. This form allows to keep fridgeless perishable food. You just have to add water before consumption. Tamarind pellets are also available in stores (Starling brand for example).
Zoom-koom

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BURKINA FASO In mòoré language Zoomkoom means "floury water". This drink is also known as "the welcome water". Ingredients are millet flour, sugar, tamarind decoction, lemon juice and ananas.
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