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Belize
noun
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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St. Vincent
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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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10 comments
Belize
Belize
Abi
9 years ago

Sapra...

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ANA
7 years ago

How can you get this fruit in southern USA.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
dr.trini
4 years ago

i know it as kymate

Grenada
Grenada
CNCCreations
3 years ago

We call it damsel, it is used to make stew and can be also eaten with salt or not. I haven't had it in years.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Dorothy
2 years ago

In Jamaica we call it Star Apple. Two types - one with purple skin and one with light green skin.

Guyana
Guyana
Ashley
2 years ago

In Guyana we call this Gooseberry

Belize
Belize
Mia
2 years ago

We make tea with it

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
José
2 years ago

In the mountains here, it is called "chulo". It is normally eaten as a paste like guava paste.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Sonia
9 months ago

Damsel is a small fruit, it is a mini starappple, even the tree and the seed seem similar. We chewed the fruit sometimes until it becomes chewing gum.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Thelma Walcott
3 months ago

I agree with Sonia. From my childhood memories, damsel is a mini, mini starapple. The small fruit is chewed until it becomes gum. I also note that this fruit is not popular in Jamaica so few people would know it.