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Bahamas
big sour
Seville orange; A thick skinned sour orange used for making beverages and marmalade.
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Trinidad & Tobago
bilimbi
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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Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
bird pepper
A small, but hot chili pepper used for cooking. The peppers range in colour from green to red.
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Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago
bissy
Kola nut. The dried nuts, particularly in grated form, are highly regarded for its medicinal properties. It is commonly used as an antidote for various types of poison and venomous insect bites
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Bahamas
bitter orange
Seville orange; A thick skinned sour orange used for making beverages and marmalade.
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Jamaica
black mango
A small, highly desired mango cultivar. The fruit is mostly green even when ripe - with some black spots. Occasionally some ripe fruit may have blushes of yellow. The skin is good tasting so they are often eaten without peeling.
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Jamaica
blackie
A small, highly desired mango cultivar. The fruit is mostly green even when ripe - with some black spots. Occasionally some ripe fruit may have blushes of yellow. The skin is good tasting so they are often eaten without peeling.
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Guyana
Jamaica
blim blim
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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Jamaica
blue mahoe
A straight trunked, broad leafed tree with flowers resembling that of the hibiscus. The polished wood of the tree is marked by blue-green streaks. It is the national tree of Jamaica.
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Suriname
boeah nona
An edible round, ovoid, or cone shaped fruit around 6-10 cm in diameter, with a lumpy skin. The skin colour changes from bright green to a pale whitish-green as the fruit ripens. The sweet flesh is white or very pale yellow, and has a custard-like texture. Hard , shiny brownish black seeds are spread throughout the insides.
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Trinidad & Tobago
bois den
The leaves and tree of Pimenta racemosa, Myrtaceae - The West Indian Bay tree, used culinarily and to produce the cologne called bay rum.
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St. Lucia
bois pain
Tree and fruit native to the Pacific Islands and Malaysia that was brought to the West Indies in the 18th century. The fruit is large with a rough green skin with small hexagonal markings. Some varieties have a spiky exterior. The flesh is white, cream coloured or yellow and has a high starch content. It is eaten boiled, roasted, or fried as a staple food.
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Trinidad & Tobago
bolli
A gourd that is used for utilitarian purposes, and not for food. The skin or shell of the large green fruit hardens to become wood-like when dry. The shell can then be carved and is used to make a variety of items including cups, and bowls and decorative pieces.
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Grenada
bolli dish
A gourd that is used for utilitarian purposes, and not for food. The skin or shell of the large green fruit hardens to become wood-like when dry. The shell can then be carved and is used to make a variety of items including cups, and bowls and decorative pieces.
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Jamaica
bombay
A popular mango cultivar valued for pleasant taste.
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Guyana
boulanger
Eggplant. A species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.
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Barbados
Belize
Dominica
Grenada
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St. Kitts & Nevis
Cayman Islands
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St. Vincent
US Virgin Islands
breadfruit
Tree and fruit native to the Pacific Islands and Malaysia that was brought to the West Indies in the 18th century. The fruit is large with a rough green skin with small hexagonal markings. Some varieties have a spiky exterior. The flesh is white, cream coloured or yellow and has a high starch content. It is eaten boiled, roasted, or fried as a staple food.
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Jamaica
breshe
Tree and fruit native to the Pacific Islands and Malaysia that was brought to the West Indies in the 18th century. The fruit is large with a rough green skin with small hexagonal markings. Some varieties have a spiky exterior. The flesh is white, cream coloured or yellow and has a high starch content. It is eaten boiled, roasted, or fried as a staple food.
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Bahamas
bubbub
A dried coconut
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Trinidad & Tobago
buck buck
Burro bananas are more squared in shape than common yellow bananas. When ripe, the skin is yellow with black spots and the flesh is creamy white. It has a tangy, lemon-banana flavor and is generally soft, getting firmer towards the center.
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Trinidad & Tobago
bud peppa
A small, but hot chili pepper used for cooking. The peppers range in colour from green to red.
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Jamaica
bumpy banana
A banana variety known for small sweet fruit.
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Jamaica
burr
Acacia riparia - a small thorny bush that tends to attach itself to clothing.
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Jamaica
byrie
Ziziphus Mauritania; A small round berry about 3/4 inches in diameter. The fruit is green and turns yellow as it ripens. Ripe fruit may occasionally develop a rust brown colour and a cracked texture. The unripe fruit is firm and slightly acidic, and grows softer and mushier when it ripens. The berries have a single hard seed.
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Trinidad & Tobago
caimite
A round fruit about the size of a tennis ball. It has a glossy leathery skin that is either green, purple, or some combination of the two colours. Inside is a purple and white milky flesh that exhibits a distinct star pattern. The fruit is sweet and eaten raw
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US Virgin Islands
cainit
A round fruit about the size of a tennis ball. It has a glossy leathery skin that is either green, purple, or some combination of the two colours. Inside is a purple and white milky flesh that exhibits a distinct star pattern. The fruit is sweet and eaten raw
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Dominican Republic
cajuil
Otaheite apple; Pear shaped fruit with red skin and white flesh. Typically, they contain a single large seed. However, they may occasionally be seedless. The fruit is sweet and is usually eaten raw or used to make drinks.
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Barbados
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Dominica
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Trinidad & Tobago
calabash
A gourd that is used for utilitarian purposes, and not for food. The skin or shell of the large green fruit hardens to become wood-like when dry. The shell can then be carved and is used to make a variety of items including cups, and bowls and decorative pieces.
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Belize
Grenada
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Jamaica
St. Vincent
callaloo
Aramanth - an edible green leafy vegetable resembling spinach. It is typically prepared by steaming, often with saltfish
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Trinidad & Tobago
canistel
Canistel; A bright yellow ovoid fruit with a pointed tip. It is related to the sapodilla and is edible. The flesh tends to be dryer than other sapodillas and the texture is similar to that of a hardboiled egg yolk.
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