chumbo (Opuntia ficus-indica) is the Spanish name of Prickly pears which were brought by the Spanish to Europe, possibly accompanying Christopher Columbus in his first return to Lisbon in 1493. The species was called ficus-indica in confusion with its supposed similarity to the Indian fig. Other Spanish names of Prickly Pears are Penca, Nopalera,Higuera chumba, Chumbera, Higuera de Indias, amd Higuera de pala.
vegetables such as cassava, papaya, and yams. Heavy Cake is one of the most popular and traditiona desserts from the Cayman Islands. It is a dense, sweet, brown sugary confection, called Pone or pudding in other Caribbean countries. Heavy cakes are made from grated raw cassava, papaya, cornmeal, yam and other starchy products. The three (3) islands Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac lie in the Caribbean Sea about 200 miles (320 kilometers) northwest of Jamaica. The capital, George Town, was named after King George III of England.