What is a Starfruit?
- Also known as Carambola, Starfruit is an oblong golden-colored fruit with five deep ridges or “wings” running down its length. When cut crosswise, Starfruit has a beautiful star shape. The thin waxy skin covers a golden flesh with a refreshingly crisp, chewy texture and lightly sweet and tangy flavor.
How to Eat
- Slice crosswise for a perfect star-shaped presentation. Great in fruit salads and desserts, or as a cocktail garnish. Skin is edible.
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- Great source of vitamin C and fiber.
- If you have kidney problems, check with your doctor before eating starfruit.
How to Choose
- Depending on the variety, Starfruit may turn a pale greenish-yellow to rich gold when ripe. They may have some dark brown along the five ridges – this is normal. The flesh should still be quite firm to the touch.
How to Store
- Store at room temperature until ripe and then refrigerate in covered container.
When are they in season?
Where are they grown?
- Product of U.S.A. and Taiwan
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