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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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45 comments
St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Zeva
10 years ago

The Vincentian name for this is Damsel. I am luvvin this site :-)

Barbados
Barbados
Tunde
10 years ago

These are also called gooseberries in Barbados

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
These are also called
10 years ago

These are also called gooseberries in St. Lucia and in Creole- Patois, Siwèt

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
9 years ago

In Trinidad its called Sour Cherries :) We add salt ,pepper,garlic and preserve it. *Mouth watering ..lol

Jamaica
Jamaica
9 years ago

in Jamaica they are called JIM-BI-LIN

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
amy34
9 years ago

we call that cerises too ;)

Jamaica
Jamaica
♥Aisha♥
9 years ago

A suh them call it Ina different Caribbean nation.

Guyana
Guyana
Brudda Bob
9 years ago

Goosahberry in Guyana. Used to make good "sowahree". Very good fruit for health and and may help with flushing toxins, strengthening bones, enhancing fertility etc. I rarely see this in Queens, Brooklyn or Da Bx. Some Indian stores sell the Juice

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
jamie
9 years ago

We call it damsel its nice with salt and pepper or u stew it up with sugar and spice

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
ansha
8 years ago

The make incredible jam and juice. Love the soury taste

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
ansha
8 years ago

The make incredible jam and juice. Love the soury taste

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
shanti
8 years ago

would really like to know if its the real gooseberry

Grenada
Grenada
Shireen
8 years ago

We call it damsel, looking at it bring back memories of that sour yet wonderful taste. Been a verylong time since I've enjoy some damsel stew.

Grenada
Grenada
Shireen
8 years ago

We call it damsel, looking at it bring back memories of that sour yet wonderful taste. Been a very long time since I've enjoy some damsel stew.

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
Shem
8 years ago

We call it raspberry.

Dominica
Dominica
Raven
7 years ago

We call it the same. But didn't trinidad call it sour cherry?

St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Kitts & Nevis
Steven-M
7 years ago

We call them gooseberry. Very sour fruit but great as a jam.

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Marcos
7 years ago

El Salvador we call them Guinda

Grenada
Grenada
History Doctor
7 years ago

This is Damsel! It is excellent for keeping hair Black and Shiny. It is tart and has a sour taste but when paired with sugar and vanilla it makes the best stews ever!

Martinique
Martinique
French Guiana
7 years ago

Called surette/surelle in

Bermuda
Bermuda
Desmond
7 years ago

We call it Gooseberry

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
KP
7 years ago

History Doctor - How is it used to keep hair black and shiny?

Guyana
Guyana
GozEella
6 years ago

Gooseberries, also known as amla, is a natural way to thicken your hair and naturally make it darker. The smell , depending on the individual , can be somewhat bothersome because it is very fragrant. It is best to leave in your hair and sleep with it on , but it does stain so wear something old. As for your pillow , place an old towel on it! Best of luck! This item is a real gem!!!

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Joanna
6 years ago

We call this gooseberry or siwet in St.Lucia. The fruit is sour and can be used to make jam...sooo delish!

Barbados
Barbados
Corbin
6 years ago

We call it Gooseberry

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Nella
5 years ago

Getting don't gooseberry jam tonight. Can't wait. Mouth watering an all. Haha yes man. 🤤🤤

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
Lennox Phoenix Sr.
4 years ago

In Antigua we call it rasberry..we make jam and juice from the fruit once in season. We also eat them straight off the tree.

Guyana
Guyana
Mr John
4 years ago

I call it Goosahberry 👌

Barbados
Barbados
Mark Headley
4 years ago

Ya man de Gooseberry was what school children love to pick-Wish i had some now.

Bahamas
Bahamas
Vernz
4 years ago

We call these gooseberry in The Bahamas 🇧🇸, it’s awesome to make jam, ice cream or eat it raw with salt, lemon, pepper or season salts. But a lot of people don’t know about this fruit. I only know about it because my grandma had a tree in her yard and she use to make jam everytime they were in season. Delicious!!’n

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Indra
4 years ago

Looking for a plant live in United stayes

Dominica
Dominica
Jessy
4 years ago

We call it gooseberry. We make candies on a stick. Not popular. It goes to waste.

British Virgin Isles.
British Virgin Isles.
Dondagun
4 years ago

We call it gooseberry

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
4 years ago

Sour Cherry

St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Kitts & Nevis
Cin
3 years ago

In St. Kitts we call it gooseberry. Makes a very nice jam and gooseberry wine is awesome

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
3 years ago

We call them gooseberry in St. Croix. We ate them straight from the tree as children, and we also loved them stewed. I have a tree in my yard.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Charma
3 years ago

Not a very popular fruit but however it' looks a lot like Star Apple fruit. Would love to try it.

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
Champion
3 years ago

We called it raspberry... we will make raspberry jam, nice raspberry juice As a child we will eat and sing "Raspberry jam, the queen of heart,tell me the name of your sweetheart A, B , C..."

Montserrat
Montserrat
3 years ago

We call it Gooseberry in Montserrat. It makes wonderful stew, drink and wine. Will definitely try it in my hair 👍

Guyana
Guyana
Alicia
2 years ago

In Guyana its called Gooseberry. Help in lowering blood sugar. Take 4-5 every morning on an empty stomach and probably about 2-3 times a day.

Bahamas
Bahamas
Wright
2 years ago

GOOSEBERRY.

Jamaica
Jamaica
CHECKERIA
2 years ago

It looks like a fruit they call cherry-meelia. I can believe this!.. Lol I'm glad researching

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Ben
2 years ago

Loving this fruit we called it gooseberry in English and in patois siwet can be eaten straight from the tree or by making jam with them very delicious & finger licking.

Guyana
Guyana
Marcelle
11 months ago

Gooseberry , eat with salt and pepper, pickle it. Make jam and juice with it. Recently there was a lot of buzz about Alma oil only to find out it’s gooseberry oil. Who knew? Well, I’m enjoying every part of tts fruit including the oil.

Belize
Belize
Nazira
5 months ago

Sapra in Belize