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#1 CeeCee

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

Today in an Indian store I stumbled upon a package containing something I'd never seen before, which was called kamarkas. After a bit of googling I now know that it's edible, but I can't find much about the flavour it produces except that it's bitter. Perhaps that's why it is used in a more medicinal than culinary way? Most common finds online are recipes for paneerji, a traditional pick-me-up for women who just gave birth. There's some confusion as I found 3 different Latin names for it, salvia plebeian, butea monosperma and butea frondosa.
Does anyone know more about this? Which Latin name is correct or perhaps even a tasty recipe?

#2 Uziel

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:21 AM

Its called star fruit Carambola