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jimbilin
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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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Nicole Greaux Dec 04, 2013
we call it gooseberry here in the V.I
wulf Dec 04, 2013
USVI or BVI or both?
bunnyteemo Jan 07, 2014
In the Cayman Islands, we call this a "chellomello" or "cherrimello". I personally love the fruit!
Amirah Feb 17, 2014
we call it sour cherry in Trinidad and Tobago
Cathy Aug 07, 2014
We call it damsel or damson
Cathy Aug 07, 2014
It also makes an amazing drink when boiled....and the stew is delicious. I'm experimenting and looking for other recipes with this fruit
Patrice Feb 27, 2015
We call it jimbilin or cherrymeena in Jamaica
Delanna Jun 05, 2015
We call them damsel
Carol Jul 06, 2015
I know it as Jimbilin.
Jojo Sep 01, 2015
Stew jimbilin or eating it as is was a great childhood past time
VIKID Jan 21, 2016
I remember calling them cherry
Kay Feb 19, 2016
When I visited family in Antigua, I'm pretty sure they called these Raspberry's. I remember thinking, that is no raspberry. Hahah.
patrick Feb 28, 2016
This fruit is a poisonous fruit especially to persons with kidney problems.
Antonio Mar 15, 2016
Can make jam or drink
Nicole Mar 27, 2016
Patrick what symptoms does it present to persons when poisoned? My husband ate some last Tuesday ad developed a itch after bathing........I made juice with it the next day and his itch got worse........(We did not attribute the itch to the fruit) but now that Im seeing this....it has me thinking.........he does not have any kidney problems we are aware of
Ren Jun 03, 2016
I know it as gooseberries
Princess Jun 09, 2016
I ate so much of this fruit but never experience any side effects from it. I know it is tart or as we say sour but I love it. Patrick, what are some of the symptoms?
cecil Jul 09, 2016
Hi. There is also some sweet jimbilin. When u eat the sour ones they say dem cur nature. Lol. Now u a talk when u talk bout stee jimbilin.
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