Thursday, May 24, 2007


Star Fruit Closeup

That's the name for star fruit in Jamaica. It can be hard to find in the super market, but I found some for only J$20 per fruit up in Point Hill, St. Catherine. It was tart and sweet, so I think it would have been better mixed with another fruit. It's really pretty, though.



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Anonymous said...

Jamaicans do not call this Jimblin. They call it Carambola. Jimblin is another fruit, small and sour. We stew it in Jamaica.

Anonymous said...

Some people call it Jumbilin, never heard it called that. Describe as a small yellow sour fruit grows in clusters, growing up we called it Cherry Meena. Originally from the South Pacific. They call it Tahitian Goseberries.