- 3. This fruit from tropical West Africa arrived in the Caribbean in the 1700s, and it’s especially beloved in Jamaica.
- 5. A native tree that produces distinctive sweet-and-sour tasting fruit, and leaves that are used in bush tea.
- 6. An African grain that grows quickly, even in heat and dry weather. It can be prepared many ways–even popped like popcorn!
- 8. This starchy root vegetable was brought to the Caribbean long ago by Amerindian people. Its leaves can also be eaten.
- 9. This large, refreshing fruit came originally from Africa, and is now loved throughout the world.
- 1. Amerindians cultivated this ancient root crop. It’s still grown on St. Martin today, and pounded in Gaïac wood mortars.
- 2. The main crop for Amerindians in the Caribbean. A bread made from its bitter version can stay good for months!
- 4. These big, bright fruits have fed generations of Caribbean people, from Amerindian times on. Used locally in curry and soup!
- 7. On St. Martin, this special native fruit is traditionally used to flavor rum, jam and tarts for Christmas time.