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Star Fruit - Carambola

Star Fruit - Carambola

Starfruit, also known as carambola, is a tropical fruit that is native to Southeast Asia. It has a unique star shape when sliced crosswise and is typically green when unripe and yellow when ripe.

The seasonality of starfruit depends on the region where it is grown, but it is generally available all year round for our customers as we source it from multiple locations. When the fruit is ripe, it will be yellow or orange in colour and has a slight give to the touch. To store the fruit, it should be kept at room temperature until it is fully ripe and then can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

The Star Fruit, can be eaten as a snack or dessert, Star Fruits can be consumed by simply slicing and savouring the juicy and slightly tart flesh, which has a flavour described as a combination of sweet and sour. The flesh can also be blended or juiced to make delicious and nutritious drinks, either on its own or combined with other fruits to create smoothies. Star Fruits are also commonly used in desserts as a topping or garnish, with its bright yellow colour and unique shape adding an attractive touch to any dessert plate. Additionally, the fruit can be pureed and used as a filling for cakes and pastries.

Starfruit is a good source of vitamin C, fibre, and antioxidants. It also contains flavonoids and other phytochemicals that are beneficial for overall health. The fruit is also low in calories and is great for those who are trying to lose weight. Eating starfruit is also associated with reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer and promoting healthy digestion.