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.
we call it gooseberry here in the V.I
In the Cayman Islands, we call this a "chellomello" or "cherrimello". I personally love the fruit!
we call it sour cherry in Trinidad and Tobago
We call it damsel or damson
It also makes an amazing drink when boiled....and the stew is delicious. I'm experimenting and looking for other recipes with this fruit
We call it jimbilin or cherrymeena in Jamaica
Stew jimbilin or eating it as is was a great childhood past time
I remember calling them cherry
When I visited family in Antigua, I'm pretty sure they called these Raspberry's. I remember thinking, that is no raspberry. Hahah.
This fruit is a poisonous fruit especially to persons with kidney problems.
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
I know it as gooseberries
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?
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.
I remember this as cherrymina.
Gooseberry-Dominica...don't they call those sour cherry in Trini?
Used for the preparation of jam and jelly.
I remember eating this fruit when I was a child.. Haven't seen it in years.. Wish that I could get some or the tree...
In Antigua, we eat it raw or in jams and also use it to make a drink. We call it rasberry. Great childhood memories of this fruit.
We call them Damsel or sometimes damzo
I know it as jimbilin ..used for stews. I am in India ..they call this Amla
I usually eat this as a child. Do not recall any adverse effect except sourness.
Wish I could find it here. Stewed it is a great topping for meats or desserts
We call it Sapra in Belize but I've never seen us stew it. We just eat it with salt and pepper or soak it in salt and a little vinegar. It's never made me sick and I eat tons of it!
Now living in Oklahoma USA. I remember them as gooseberries, I so miss them as well as Genips, Mangoes, Tamarinds, Limes, Coconuts, and Sugar Apples...... all freshly hand picked by "ME"
Jimbilin aka starfruit aka carambola.. whether stewed, chilled and eaten ripe or juiced....delicious
I also know it has jimbilin (jumbelin) it grew near the gully were I resided ( Duhaney Park Kgn 20)
My sis still has a tree in her back yard. When it's in season it usually produce so much of the fruit you don't know what you do with it all. Makes the most delicious preserve when cooked down with sugar and ginger etc. Great topping ideas.
Gooseberry we call it in SKN. i remember eating alot of these (raw and as jam) growing up, no adverse effects except sour lol. Is the stew like making a more runny jam?