Barbados Gooseberry (Pereskia aculeata)
The Barbados Gooseberry is a super rare and unique leafy cactus vine also known as Blade-apple Cactus, Lemonvine, or Rose Cactus. The leaves and fruit are both edible, containing high quantities of protein (20-30%!), iron and other nutrients. Barbados Gooseberry fruit ranges from translucent white to pink, orange, or red and is about the same size and shape as a cherry. Flowers are white and creamy with a strong sweet fragrance. The fruit has a flavor profile similar to Acerola Cherry but is more sweet and mellow.