Like anything sour? Then eat Bilimbis

@allknowing (58030)
India
February 1, 2017 8:39pm CST
We have two bilimbi trees and both yield regularly. I have no interest in eating anything sour but bilimbis have great health properties. I use them in curries and also add them to my herbal chutney. I have added them in tart cherries while making wine. Bilimbis are great for keeping cholesterol in check You can click here for more on bilimbis http://www.onlyfoods.net/bilimbi.html
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@much2say (37300)
• United States
2 Feb 17
I have never seen or heard of bilimbi . . . I'll have to see if they carry that in any of the international markets here! When I think of sour, I think of something citrus like lemon or lime . . . what does this taste like? I read that it cannot be eaten raw?
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@allknowing (58030)
• India
2 Feb 17
It tastes exactly like a tart cherry
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@much2say (37300)
• United States
2 Feb 17
@allknowing Sort of like pomegranate?
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@allknowing (58030)
• India
2 Feb 17
@much2say pomegranate is sweet but this sour, very sour
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@JudyEv (107490)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Feb 17
I've never heard of or seen this fruit. They certainly seem to have a lot of health benefits.
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@allknowing (58030)
• India
2 Feb 17
Yes. They do. Those who do not mind sour things can relish them.
• United States
2 Feb 17
interesting,I never heard of bilimbi, never seen it..
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@Linda1234 (4776)
• Houston, Texas
2 Feb 17
It looks fresh . I never heard that .
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@louievill (17108)
• Philippines
2 Feb 17
We also have 2 trees of these in our back yard, it's known locally as " kamias". We also have 1 tree of what we call " balimbing" which is somewhat related but entirely different, I will take a picture when I have time
@jstory07 (60946)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Feb 17
Than they are good to eat to have good health.