Fresh hibiscus flowers

At the farmer's market this morning I bought a small basket of fresh hibiscus flowers. Does anyone have experience with them? I only know the dried ones used for making "agua de jamaica". They are tart and crisp the vendor compared them to fresh cranberries - she suggested using them as is in salad or candying them. I am leaning toward candying for an experimental pie. I appreciate any insights

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Lindsay-Jean H. November 15, 2016
Apologies if this article is too late to be of help, but just in case: https://food52.com/blog/16945-how-to-make-crystallized-flowers
 
C S. November 16, 2016
Thank you for this suggestion. This are fairly thick but this is an interesting idea and I should be able to get more hibiscus this Saturday.
 
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