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gooseberry
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Noun
The tree and fruit of Phyllanthus acidus. The intermediate sized tree produces small, flattened, multi-lobed, berries with a high acid content. The tart yellow berries are edible raw, but most often stewed with sugar, ginger and other spices.
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Zeva Oct 02, 2013
The Vincentian name for this is Damsel. I am luvvin this site :-)
Tunde Jun 21, 2014
These are also called gooseberries in Barbados
These are also called Jul 19, 2014
These are also called gooseberries in St. Lucia and in Creole- Patois, Siwèt
avijedi Aug 01, 2014
In Trinidad its called Sour Cherries :) We add salt ,pepper,garlic and preserve it. *Mouth watering ..lol
Wayne Nov 24, 2014
in Jamaica they are called JIM-BI-LIN
amy34 Nov 29, 2014
we call that cerises too ;)
♥Aisha♥ Jan 28, 2015
A suh them call it Ina different Caribbean nation.
Brudda Bob Feb 05, 2015
Goosahberry in Guyana. Used to make good "sowahree". Very good fruit for health and and may help with flushing toxins, strengthening bones, enhancing fertility etc. I rarely see this in Queens, Brooklyn or Da Bx. Some Indian stores sell the Juice
jamie Feb 20, 2015
We call it damsel its nice with salt and pepper or u stew it up with sugar and spice
ansha Apr 16, 2016
The make incredible jam and juice. Love the soury taste
ansha Apr 16, 2016
The make incredible jam and juice. Love the soury taste
shanti Apr 21, 2016
would really like to know if its the real gooseberry
Shireen Jun 17, 2016
We call it damsel, looking at it bring back memories of that sour yet wonderful taste. Been a verylong time since I've enjoy some damsel stew.
Shireen Jun 17, 2016
We call it damsel, looking at it bring back memories of that sour yet wonderful taste. Been a very long time since I've enjoy some damsel stew.
Shem Jul 13, 2016
We call it raspberry.
Raven Nov 21, 2016
We call it the same. But didn't trinidad call it sour cherry?
Steven-M Nov 30, 2016
We call them gooseberry. Very sour fruit but great as a jam.
Marcos Dec 19, 2016
El Salvador we call them Guinda
History Doctor Apr 01, 2017
This is Damsel! It is excellent for keeping hair Black and Shiny. It is tart and has a sour taste but when paired with sugar and vanilla it makes the best stews ever!
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