The Caribbean Dictionary

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kenep
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Noun
Ovoid green fruit that grows in bunches on trees up to 30m high. The fruit typically ripen during the summer. The fruit is related to the lychee and have tight, thin but rigid skins. Inside the skin is the tart, tangy, or sweet pulp of the fruit covering a large seed. The pulp is usually cream or orange coloured.
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LoveTheVoiceWithin Feb 24, 2011
i want a kenep/chenet/guinep/skinip/ :P
Virgin Islander Aug 03, 2012
Yummy I have some!
Robertha Nov 24, 2012
It is actually spelled guinep and it is delicious!
sylvie Nov 25, 2012
It's "actually" spelled kenep in many places.
wulf Nov 25, 2012
Robertha, if you read down some more you'll see a list of synonyms: different names for the same thing in different parts of the Caribbean.
ad1v1nador Dec 16, 2012
great with rum, let cure first for a week. enjoy
Lynn May 04, 2013
its also called Spanish lime in Miami,Florida (kind of rear to find in MIA) ,but we all know the proper name for this fruit is Guinep, Genipe, and much more ,but I rather kenep :) ;)
Vanessa Feb 14, 2014
I love kenep !
avijedi Aug 01, 2014
This site is great ! Chenet as it is called in Trinidad :) Yum
Cathy Aug 07, 2014
We locally call it skin up.........and man does it sell here! Lol
G Aug 14, 2014
Kenep in Haiti, my great aunt had the biggest tree like it covered most of her property and I would get sick every summer eating this thing.
stanton Oct 23, 2014
we call it chenette/chenet!
Brudda Bob Feb 05, 2015
We also refer to this as Ginip also. Children usually ask "yuh wan ginip" and when you reply yes, they say "skin yuh lip'
Raj Gainda May 23, 2015
In Surinam it is called kanepa
Surge-Cess Jun 09, 2015
Love Ginip! This is definitely a great treat.
Faith Jun 18, 2015
Great with ice cream
sam Jul 15, 2015
Kenep is one of the best fruit in the summer. I love it.
nini Aug 21, 2015
Omg I miss those๐Ÿ˜‚
Kool Sep 19, 2015
I love these they're so good
Yes Sep 19, 2015
So good just got some
Shi Sep 30, 2015
Reminds me of my childhood. Kenep is so good!
trish Oct 11, 2015
we call it ackee in St. Vincent
Khari Jul 03, 2016
Better than all the fruit that America has to offer
Earica Jul 17, 2016
Kenep yum yum n
Angie Aug 17, 2016
Have not had any in over twenty years. Keneps are still delicious.
Vueense Sep 18, 2016
Quenepa and ice cream yum so good
Anie Feb 09, 2017
Can't wait to go back to Haiti and eat these again, the ones they sell in America are unripe and sour๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’–
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