Tropical Cherries – Surinam Cherry, Star Gooseberry | Video


More videos like this at: – the Surinam Cherry (Eugenia uniflora), also known as Pitanga, is a plant in the family Myrtaceae. It is native to tropical South America’s east coast, from Suriname, down to southern Brazil.

The Star Gooseberry (Phyllanthus acidus) is also known by many different names, including: Otaheite gooseberry, Malay gooseberry, Tahitian gooseberry, country gooseberry, or starberry. It may have originated in Madagascar, but has been found throughout southern Asia since prehistoric times.

This small yellow fruit is quite sour and is generally not eaten fresh. Instead it may be used for making juice, candied in sugar, pickled in salt, or used in chutney, relish or preserves. In Thailand it is often used as an ingredient for making Som tam.

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