Scientific name : Averrhoa bilimbi                       Family : OxalidaceaeOthers names : Bilimbi, Vinagrillo, Grosella ...
Where Does It Comes From?                                             Native from Indonesia, the blimbing                 ...
What Does It Look Like?              .                 The fruit looks like a smooth-                  skinned gherkins...
How To Use Blimbing?                                       Owing to its high acid content in the fruit, the Bilimbing is...
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What is Blimbing? What is Bilimbi? What is Averrhoa bilimbi?

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The blimbing is and exotic fruit which can be found in the Caribbean and on the American Continent. Due to its high acid content it is usually used for chutneys or preparing vinegar, and condiments www.carib-gourmet.com

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What is Blimbing? What is Bilimbi? What is Averrhoa bilimbi?

  1. 1. Scientific name : Averrhoa bilimbi Family : OxalidaceaeOthers names : Bilimbi, Vinagrillo, Grosella China, Bilenbi, bélenbé
  2. 2. Where Does It Comes From? Native from Indonesia, the blimbing is today spread aver the Caribbean and all the tropical American continent The blimbing is practically an annual fruit, it grows almost all along the year.The tree where the fruit grows on is called the Belimbing. The tree trunk is shortand little branched, measuring 5 to 10 m tall. Belimbing is one of the small fruittrees commonly grown as a backyard plant in the home gardens and in thekampongs of Malaysia and Singapore.The tree thrives in well-drained sandy soil and prefers a sunny dry season.The flowers, red dark, grow in bunches on the trunk and older branches.
  3. 3. What Does It Look Like? .  The fruit looks like a smooth- skinned gherkins: it is 5 to 7 cm long and nearly 3 cm wide.  Green first, it takes a yellowish colour and even white when mature. The fruit then falls.
  4. 4. How To Use Blimbing?  Owing to its high acid content in the fruit, the Bilimbing is not suitable to eat as a fresh fruit The bilimbi is used for preparing vinegar like pickles or condiment or preserved in syrup. It can also be used for chutney, seasoning in curries. It acid juice is besides used to remove stains from clothes and hands.

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