He pointed out an immense variety of tropical vegetables and fruits, including star apples
, rose apples, Ethiopian apples, tamarind, which tastes like apricot candy, and gunga peas (actually a bean and a Jamaican staple).
George-Dill recommends that Dominica look at switching to breadfruit, "fwaise" (mountain raspberry), mangoes, avocados, star apples
, mangosteen and other native plant species that grow abundantly, could sell easily in foreign markets and are less harmful to the island's ecology.
Anaclito Abing, chairman of Barangay Kisante, said a 57year old grandmother was harvesting star apples
in her farm when attacked by a "banakon.
As for her diet, Karylle usually snacks on fruits such as mango, star apples
, and apples before eating big meals.