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Trinidad & Tobago
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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
Trinidad & Tobago
Lucina Prime
9 years ago

When I was small we had a tree in our back yard. It is also called cornichon and is a tasty addition to pepper sauce. Its natural acidity and tanginess are well suited to this.

Guyana
Guyana
Brudda Bob
9 years ago

Looks like a fruit we refer to as "bling bling or sowaree" in Guyana. Makes an excellent "sowah", kinda like achar but sweeter and goes well with Polorie, aloo ball etc. I think this fruit is also native to India and is mentioned in Ayurveda resources, also excellent for Diabetes.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Danielle
9 years ago

I only discovered this 'fruit' last 2014 my neighbor has a tree, however my Guyanese relative is how i knew it was edible and so we made 'sour' to eat it with pholourie....

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Raj Gainda
9 years ago

In Surinam it is called berambi

Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Tanya
7 years ago

Many years since I have seen this.

Guyana
Guyana
Nisa
7 years ago

Remember it as Caramanga or one finger souree. It is good in making pickles.

Guyana
Guyana
Errol
7 years ago

I can use some souree right now.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Justin
5 years ago

When I was a child y grand mother, for whatever reason, called it horse cherry....it was so sour but we would eat it anyways

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Tashmeera
4 years ago

I have a tree in my back yard since i was small kid growing up. We in Trinidad (Biche Village) call it Armbrak

Jamaica
Jamaica
Petrona
4 years ago

Got plant 2o17 just 2months ago said I would cut it down checked a week after then I saw blossoms. It has a lot of fruits on it. Theyre falling off.I used some to make drinks.

St. Martin/Maarten
St. Martin/Maarten
4 years ago

Call it caramanja

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Camelia
4 years ago

In south Trinidad we call it onefinger or Condicion it used i in paper sauce it give it a nice flavor . It can also be use with five finger or star fruit to make a nice juice

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Vicky
3 years ago

We add this to fish , shrimp for acidity. My grandma use to make candy out of his Camias.

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Vicky
3 years ago

Anybody who grows this I want seeds tso I can too. The one I buy at the oriental store doesn't germinate.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobby
2 years ago

also known as cornichon, the bilimbi fruit can be eaten raw or dipped with salt where it can taste very sour :/