We’re all fighting over these gorgeous Suriname cherries; birds, possums and small children alike. Also known as Pitanga, the ribbed berries provide a powerful blast of anti-oxidants and are high in calcium. The flowers are an important source of pollen for honey bees. If you’re too impatient and pick a cherry that is anywhere on the light side of a deep red color the tartness is mouth puckering. We’ve been munching our way through them at the lodge, making coulis, compotes and experimenting with a pitanga-tini cocktail, made with vodka infused with Suriname cherry. Oh so healthy!