Once again thanks to all who participated in our last Weekend Fun exercise.

It seems all our readers have a very good knowledge of local plants and most got it right. Although most people know the plant that bears this fruit as ‘Pomme Coulie’ it is also known by a variety of names ranging from Lizard Dinner to Koukoulie to Cerasse.

It has been used traditionally for many purposes including ‘cooling down’ the body and skin rashes.

It belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family and its scientific name is Momordica charantia L.