This gentleman was walking down the road with ease
The pathways through the garden were covered in nutmeg shells
Now that is one large cactus
A Damson tree covered in its small yellow, firm fruit that is boiled twice and then the third time, sugar is added to make jam.
Kate tasting the sweet and tangy tamarind fruit pulp inside the brown pod
A large Tamarind tree covered in pods. I grew up on Tamarind St.
The kids are tasting a Damson fruit from the tree. It is quite tart and has a fuzzy texture on the tongue when eaten raw
Sour Sop fruit is eaten raw when it's ripe and also used to make ice cream from the pulp. The leaves can be used to make a tea for insomnia.
Achiote pod. The little red fruits are removed and steeped in water to extract the color. Small amounts of this red color is added to give the signature color to the dishes in the Caribbean.
A nutmeg tree. Nutmeg was brought to Grenada in 1843. Today they grow 40% of the worlds production.
The yellow pod on the right is a nutmeg. Inside the yellow shell is another, smaller shell with the red lace around it. The red lace is mace. It is removed and processed separately. Then the brown outer shell is broken open to reveal the nutmeg seed.
Cocoa pods growing on the chocolate tree. The pods are unique in that they grow on the branches of the tree and not from the leaves.
Vanilla bean vine. The flowers have to be manually pollenated in order to produce the vanilla bean.
Botannical, family and scientific names
Tasting the cocoa beans inside the cocao pod. They have a sweet tart lemony flavor.
Reese gets some aloe to spread on her mosquito bites