Cas of Costa Rica
Scientific name: Psidium friedrichsthalianum
Origin: Mexico and S America
Medicinal use: Cas (Psidium friedrichsthalium) is a species of tree in the guava family found mainly in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador. It is used as the base for Cas fresco or cas soda, in which Costa Ricans mix it with sugar and water and sometimes add milk to achieve a fruit-based drink with a slight acid flavor. With that same soda, it is frozen and homemade ice cream is made.
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