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Guyana
noun
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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9 comments
US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
kemil
9 years ago

this taste good with salt and bird pepper

Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamikes
9 years ago

I know this fruit by a different name in Jamaica, though I'm not entirely sure of the correct spelling, we call it Carmanga or Carramanga. It can be very tart with an astringent effect like some citrus fruits. It can be eaten raw, and is indeed good with salt... We normally prepare it by pickling or sauteeing in a variety of ways with various spices (sometimes curry powder) and use as a condiment.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamikes
9 years ago

After some searching found that in that this is called Kamias, Iba or Belimbing in the Philippenes.<br /> ( http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/kamias-iba-belimbing )<br /> Also pretty sure I saw an episode of Bizaare Foods with Andrew Zimmern in some part of India where they used this fruit in their cooking.<br /> Happy to know this is enjoyed the world over!

Guyana
Guyana
Deiah
8 years ago

I thought this was brown round nasty thing

Guyana
Guyana
Miah
4 years ago

Nah this is "Sowery" or "Sourie" in GT um sour baddddddd😩😩😩

Jamaica
Jamaica
AM
4 years ago

We call it a name sounding like "camanga". I know it being used in Jamaica mainly by Jamaicans of East Indian descent (like me). Its made into a hot sauce by pickling and sauteing with lots of scotch bonnet pepper and, of course, curry!. Goes well with Indian dishes. For some old school descendants of East Indians in Jamaica, its a must to have a tree in some corner of the yard.

Guyana
Guyana
4 years ago

Sourie , nice to make drink , fruits for cake , sour for black pudding , phaluri , and others but better with salt and pepper ( remember the days ? )

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Nan Singh
2 years ago

Can I get this Guyanese Sourie in the UK?

Guyana
Guyana
Marcelle
11 months ago

Souree, very very tangy. We would eat with salt and hot pepper, or pickle to eat with anything. Love and miss this fruit.