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Surinam Cherry The surinam cherry (eugenia uniflora, E. michelii, or Stenoclay m.) is a small, sweet, juicy fruit that has a slight resinous or piney taste, and grows in tropical and subtropical areas. It is a member of the myrtle family. Other names for the surinam cherry included the Brazil cherry, Cayenna cherry, Florida cherry, and Pitanga. The surinam cherry tree is more of a shrub with bronze leaves that turn green when older. The fruit itself is approximately 2 to
Kasha Kasha, or roasted buckwheat groats, comes from a plant that is native to Northern Europe and Asia. It was cultivated in China between the 10-13th century. It spread to Europe, via Turkey during the 14th and 15th century. By the 17th century, it hit Great Britain and the US. Today, Russia and Poland are the largest producers. Kasha has a toasty, nutty flavor. The seeds are back and triangular in shape, approximately the size of a grain of wheat. The seeds must be hu