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bilimbi
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Noun
The fruit and tree of Averrhoa bilimbi. A relative of the carambola or star fruit, the tree produces an edible, green, five pomed, cucumber like fruit.
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Lucina Prime Aug 19, 2014
When I was small we had a tree in our back yard. It is also called cornichon and is a tasty addition to pepper sauce. Its natural acidity and tanginess are well suited to this.
Brudda Bob Feb 05, 2015
Looks like a fruit we refer to as "bling bling or sowaree" in Guyana. Makes an excellent "sowah", kinda like achar but sweeter and goes well with Polorie, aloo ball etc. I think this fruit is also native to India and is mentioned in Ayurveda resources, also excellent for Diabetes.
Danielle Apr 23, 2015
I only discovered this 'fruit' last 2014 my neighbor has a tree, however my Guyanese relative is how i knew it was edible and so we made 'sour' to eat it with pholourie....
Danielle Apr 23, 2015
I only discovered this 'fruit' last 2014 my neighbor has a tree, however my Guyanese relative is how i knew it was edible and so we made 'sour' to eat it with pholourie....
Danielle Apr 23, 2015
I only discovered this 'fruit' last 2014 my neighbor has a tree, however my Guyanese relative is how i knew it was edible and so we made 'sour' to eat it with pholourie....
Raj Gainda May 23, 2015
In Surinam it is called berambi
Tanya Jul 07, 2016
Many years since I have seen this.
Nisa Dec 10, 2016
Remember it as Caramanga or one finger souree. It is good in making pickles.
Errol May 18, 2017
I can use some souree right now.
Justin Mar 26, 2019
When I was a child y grand mother, for whatever reason, called it horse cherry....it was so sour but we would eat it anyways
Tashmeera Mar 03, 2020
I have a tree in my back yard since i was small kid growing up. We in Trinidad (Biche Village) call it Armbrak
Petrona Apr 11, 2020
Got plant 2o17 just 2months ago said I would cut it down checked a week after then I saw blossoms. It has a lot of fruits on it. Theyre falling off.I used some to make drinks.
James Jun 04, 2020
Call it caramanja
Camelia Jun 10, 2020
In south Trinidad we call it onefinger or Condicion it used i in paper sauce it give it a nice flavor . It can also be use with five finger or star fruit to make a nice juice
Vicky Feb 08, 2021
We add this to fish , shrimp for acidity. My grandma use to make candy out of his Camias.
Vicky Feb 08, 2021
Anybody who grows this I want seeds tso I can too. The one I buy at the oriental store doesn't germinate.
Bobby Sep 15, 2021
also known as cornichon, the bilimbi fruit can be eaten raw or dipped with salt where it can taste very sour :/
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