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date: 02 July 2020

Barbados cherry 

The Oxford Companion to Food

Alan Davidson

, Tom JaineTom Jaine

Malpighia punicifolia, is the most important member of a group of small fruiting trees and shrubs of which most are native to tropical and subtropical America. It is also known as acerola, and as the W. Indian/Puerto Rican/native/garden cherry. It is much cultivated in the W. Indies, where the fruit is eaten fresh or made into pies and preserves; and has been introduced to other areas with suitable climates, such as Brazil and Hawaii.... ...

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