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In Season: Dunks

11th February, 2014
Dunks of Barbados

Often seen selling on the side of the roads and highways when in season, are these small tropical fruits commonly known as Dunks. These fruits come from a spiny evergreen tree/shrub and are oval in shape with a diameter of approximately 1"-2.5". The fruits when young are greenish in colour and tarte, however when ripe they become quite sweet and turn into a sunset palette with hues of orange, yellows and corals. The skin of the Dunk is smooth, glossy, thin but tight with the flesh being crisp and white.

The leaves of the Dunk trees are said to have many nutritious and medicinal values, however this is not something that is widely recognized in Barbados. Barbadians will either pick them off the tree and eat them straight away or take them home and dip them in some salt.

If you are in Barbados for the months of January and February, we highly recommend you try these delicious fruits! 

Melanie & Kimberly*

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