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Jamaica
noun
A small green, bitter tasting berry. It is sometimes eaten alone after boiling or cooked with saltfish
also known as
gully bean, turkey berry
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wrongone
11 years ago

I wish they would find a way to export this the way the do ackee. Me hanka afta it!

Jamaica
Jamaica
divad
11 years ago

The haitians have the right idea. Susumba is too bitter to be food.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Ang
10 years ago

REMEMBER : what is bitter to the mouth is sweet to the belly......

Jamaica
Jamaica
O A C
9 years ago

From what i gather the larger the berry, the bitter it is to taste. When picked young it is good to go... so the haitians ain't got a clue about this yet lol

Jamaica
Jamaica
nads
9 years ago

Haitians don't eat it they use it for voodoo. they don't like Jamaicans cause Jamaicans eat it.

Jamaica
Jamaica
nove
8 years ago

They are afraid of us because we eat susumba and ackee for breakfast...lol

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
H Thom
7 years ago

Susumba is commonly used in Tobago - much more so than in Trinidad. In addition to the cooking descriptions already given it is also regularly used to make soup.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Mark
7 years ago

True they are scared of ackee and susumba

Jamaica
Jamaica
Jah
7 years ago

Atru mi anty seh dem fraid ah wi cuz wi nyam susumba !!!

Jamaica
Jamaica
Jah
7 years ago

Dwl!!!

Belize
Belize
Flip
7 years ago

Found a lot of these plants coming up on my sisters lot, wild. Had to look it up to identify. So could it be possible that it would grow well in Northern Belize. And is it invasive?

Jamaica
Jamaica
michelle Spice
5 years ago

Susumba needs to be thoroughly research for its health and nutrition benefits. I love it stirred with Ackee lots of seasoning and roasted breadfruit. We have so much special food in Jamaica. We need the preserve them all. We are living in a changing climate.

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Smh
5 years ago

Yeah.....

Jamaica
Jamaica
Dee
5 years ago

Mi love susumba into seasoned rice

Haiti
Haiti
Tany
5 years ago

I don't think you really know to much about Haiti and susumba. Some people eat it some don't it's a choice. Know the truth. One love!

Jamaica
Jamaica
5 years ago

The Jamaica’s eat it ,but the Haiti’s they used it for vudu

Haiti
Haiti
Lakay
5 years ago

So much this information is disinformation haitians never had issues with Jamaicans Jamaicans have the wrong idea about haitians

Haiti
Haiti
Jean
5 years ago

That plant doesn't grow in Haiti. It's more like a produce of Trinidad and Tobago. How are we supposed to consume something that's unknown to us?

Haiti
Haiti
Jean
5 years ago

That plant doesn't grow in Haiti. It's more like a produce of Trinidad and Tobago. How are we supposed to consume something that's unknown to us? Could it be that's what the Jamaicans use for their juju?

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
4 years ago

Note this stream is old but still hoping for some info. My Tobago family knows it but not the Trinidadian side. Older relatives who used to describe eating it in soup as children, have since died so no help in how to prepare nor they did not know what medicinal purpose. Personally tried it and found it too bitter for palate (like Caraille) but still wish to know its benefit, maybe try again.

Haiti
Haiti
Lieeeoo
4 years ago

How tf r Haitians afraid of Jamaicans because they ran susumba? Ya sound study asfff. Always tryna find a reason to hate and create division smh

Haiti
Haiti
Lieeeoo
4 years ago

^eat*

Jamaica
Jamaica
Tim
4 years ago

I heard the same thing eat Susumba infront of a Haitian and they won’t deal with you no more Lmao cuz if they use it for voodoo and u eat it they probably think ur the devil

Jamaica
Jamaica
Norma
4 years ago

I am Jamaican and I an married to a Haitian who loves Susumba, Gulley. Pea eggplant. Call it whatever you chose. Ignorance is not bliss. Not all Haitian do voodoo. Stop feeding into hateful propaganda.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Dorcas
4 years ago

Juice Susumba leaves add a spoon of honey, Goat's milk or salt and drink for your sour throat caused by cold and flue. It will clear up all trace of cold and flu within three days.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Titus
4 years ago

I eat it .i drink the leaf for cold.the leaf are good remedy.the bran very good to eat .it makes body strong during cold season.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Rickie mohammed
4 years ago

Never know this susumba was good for eating it looks like some kind of poison but good to know maybe i will try it

Jamaica
Jamaica
Lorna
4 years ago

Let’s not try to divide. Jamaicans and Hsitisns have no problem. Those are old stories that was told.

Haiti
Haiti
Monia
3 years ago

I’m a 47yrs old Haitien woman. Today is the first time I heard about susumba and its nutritional value. So, I decided to google it. I end up on this site about Haiti and gully bean. It saddened me to see all this negativity about haïtiens .Specially. from our Caribbean brothers and sisters. Remember, we use to fight together for our freedom. Now we are busy tearing each down. Terrible !☹️

Jamaica
Jamaica
Hope
3 years ago

I agree with you Monia. As a Jamaican I think this is really ridiculous. Let’s cut the crap

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Cathy
3 years ago

Please share all the health benefits. I see on a site it is good for kidney diseases, I would like to know how to prepare and dosage for use to help with that. Yes, it is time for us to unite and look for better ways to make the Caribbean as a whole, more productive - non of us are better than the other. Believe me!

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DjTana1
3 years ago

No one mentioned that you can be poisoned by these. Careful.

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Sandra
3 years ago

Heard it helps increase blood flow can use for blood transfusion.

Haiti
Haiti
Dee
last year

I don't know why people keep lying and saying Haitians use this for voodoo. Completely false. Please stop spreading misinformation and ignorance

Jamaica
Jamaica
Stacy-Ann Beckford
last year

Chileee, why the Haitians crying in the comments. Y’all leave them Haitians alone before they run for that akcee tree and cast a couple spells. 😂

Jamaica
Jamaica
last year

My Aunt had a Haitian family who could not get out of her house for non payment of rent. What did, she asked my dad to bring up susumber to the state, she placed the berries where they could see it and in less than a month they move out of the house

Jamaica
Jamaica
last year

SUSUMBA leaves is a great remedy for rashes on skin caused by plant poison - maiden plum and poison ivy plant. The leaves contain steroid that aid in the itching and helps to heal infected wounds.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Bernie
5 months ago

There are lots of wildly grown products, (be it fruits ot vegetables), that we take little or no notice of, but they are being used elsewhere for medicinal/nutritional purposes! Carailee is another one! God Bless Our Caribbean Nations!🙏🏿❤️🙏🏿

Jamaica
Jamaica
Carol
3 months ago

A neighbour told me that she uses it to get rid of intestinal worms and asked me if she could reap some from my tree. She said that it worked. The only problem that she had was passing out the worms. She was afraid of them.