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Eat Caribbean

Eat Caribbean

By Virginia Burke

Published 2005

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The fruit of a West African tree brought to Jamaica in the 18th century by Captain Bligh. When ripe, the pear-shaped scarlet pod bursts open, exposing the edible cream-coloured aril. Visually, it has been compared to scrambled eggs but there the similarity ends. It is hugely popular in Jamaica although it grows on other islands as well. Available fresh in the islands and exported in cans.