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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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L
L
13 years ago

i want a kenep/chenet/guinep/skinip/ :P

V
V
Virgin Islander
11 years ago

Yummy I have some!

Jamaica
Jamaica
Robertha
11 years ago

It is actually spelled guinep and it is delicious!

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
11 years ago

It's "actually" spelled kenep in many places.

Jamaica
Jamaica
11 years ago

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.

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
ad1v1nador
11 years ago

great with rum, let cure first for a week. enjoy

British Virgin Isles.
British Virgin Isles.
Lynn
11 years ago

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 :) ;)

Haiti
Haiti
Vanessa
10 years ago

I love kenep !

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
9 years ago

This site is great ! Chenet as it is called in Trinidad :) Yum

Grenada
Grenada
Cathy
9 years ago

We locally call it skin up.........and man does it sell here! Lol

Haiti
Haiti
9 years ago

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.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
stanton
9 years ago

we call it chenette/chenet!

Guyana
Guyana
Brudda Bob
9 years ago

We also refer to this as Ginip also. Children usually ask "yuh wan ginip" and when you reply yes, they say "skin yuh lip'

R
R
Raj Gainda
9 years ago

In Surinam it is called kanepa

Guyana
Guyana
Surge-Cess
9 years ago

Love Ginip! This is definitely a great treat.

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Faith
9 years ago

Great with ice cream

Haiti
Haiti
8 years ago

Kenep is one of the best fruit in the summer. I love it.

Haiti
Haiti
8 years ago

Omg I miss those😂

British Virgin Isles.
British Virgin Isles.
Kool
8 years ago

I love these they're so good

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Yes
8 years ago

So good just got some

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Shi
8 years ago

Reminds me of my childhood. Kenep is so good!

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
trish
8 years ago

we call it ackee in St. Vincent

Haiti
Haiti
Khari
7 years ago

Better than all the fruit that America has to offer

Haiti
Haiti
Earica
7 years ago

Kenep yum yum n

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Angie
7 years ago

Have not had any in over twenty years. Keneps are still delicious.

Cuba
Cuba
Vueense
7 years ago

Quenepa and ice cream yum so good

Haiti
Haiti
Anie
7 years ago

Can't wait to go back to Haiti and eat these again, the ones they sell in America are unripe and sour💀💍😭💖

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobzy
7 years ago

You know what is better than guinep and ice cream, .nutriment and ice cream

Haiti
Haiti
Frankie
7 years ago

Those are kenèp 😍😍🇭🇹 My favorite

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Vic
7 years ago

Guinep with malt beer niiiiiiice

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Dick
7 years ago

Big dick

Haiti
Haiti
Angeli
7 years ago

I love kenep

Jamaica
Jamaica
Rudebwoy
7 years ago

@ANIE EVRI JESUS TING INNA AMERICA SOUR

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Mary
6 years ago

Just bought some and they are delicious! There are trees of them growing on the beach where I take my dog. And they are ripe!!! Yayyya

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
I❤ harty
6 years ago

i ❤ chenette/kenep/guinep

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
I❤ harty
6 years ago

i ❤ chenette/kenep/guinep

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
I❤ harty
6 years ago

i ❤ chenette/kenep/guinep

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
I❤ harty
6 years ago

i ❤ chenette/kenep/guinep

Haiti
Haiti
Poupette
6 years ago

Love kénèp😚😚😚

Haiti
Haiti
Poupette
6 years ago

Love kénèp😚😚😚

J
J
6 years ago

I love those things we used to eat them in Haiti it brings. Any memories. Trying to get woodmans to order some.❤️

J
J
6 years ago

How can I order some and bring to America. ?

B
B
Bridge
6 years ago

I can't wait to try them - sounds yummy!!!

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
MEGA
6 years ago

Oh, Laad!!!!! SOME, SOME SOUR, SOME TANGY. MAN WE USE TO PUNISH THESE GROWING UP BACK HOME. EVERYONE KNEW WHICH TREE WAS THE SWEETEST

Bahamas
Bahamas
Ellen
5 years ago

❤️❤️❤️

Bahamas
Bahamas
Ellen
5 years ago

It’s so good 😊 with hot sauce & black pepper 🤫😋

Bahamas
Bahamas
Ray
5 years ago

Enjoying some now as I type.

Haiti
Haiti
medjina
5 years ago

Omg these are my childhood, I love them can't wait to go back to haity to eat a lot. Lollll

Bahamas
Bahamas
Ashtoretha
5 years ago

I love it whit black paper

Haiti
Haiti
Sterline
5 years ago

I absolutely love eating kenep. It’s one of the list of food I want to eat when I go to Haiti.

Haiti
Haiti
Natasha
5 years ago

My childhood right there! Kénèp! I can’t wait to visit the Motherlands 🇭🇹

Belize
Belize
5 years ago

love eating kenep!

Belize
Belize
5 years ago

love eating kenep!

Haiti
Haiti
Michelle
5 years ago

I love Kenep I can eat it all day sweet and good

Dominica
Dominica
abigail
4 years ago

kenep is awesomeeee

J
J
Jefferson
4 years ago

Lembrei do período que passei pelo Haiti. Experimentei o kenep e adorei. Muito saborosa. No Brasil existe fruta parecida que conhecemos como Pitomba.

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
valarie
4 years ago

we call it akee

Haiti
Haiti
Safanie
3 years ago

It’s soo good I want some 😋.

Dominica
Dominica
Patricia Markert
3 years ago

It's a delicious fruit with an acquired taste. Sweet and a little tart. I'm eating some as i write.

M
M
MetCal
2 years ago

'Kenepa' on Curacao - delicious

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
José
last year

You see farmers selling these "quenepas" every summer by the roadside here. Eaten raw or mixed into rum drinks. The leaves are said to have healing properties.

Dominica
Dominica
Evy
last year

They are called Mamones in El Salvador 🇸🇻 in English the word mean suckers

Bahamas
Bahamas
Evy
last year

I'm vacationing in the Bahamas st the moment and had it to chase a fee kids in scooters just to but then some kenep unfortunately I couldn't catch them and since it is really hot and humid here I felt I was gonna pass out and went back to the resort with a sad face and empty hands 😂😂😂

Haiti
Haiti
asher
last year

I went to haiti for a mission trip and ate some. EXQUISITE.

Haiti
Haiti
Her
11 months ago

Kénéps the best 🤭