Star fruit is often eaten out of hand and cut across the middle. Its flavor gets better if cooled. It can be added as an ingredient in salads, flans and whipped cream. The seeds must be removed before serving. It gives a special flavor if added to cupcakes and pancakes.
Better known as Star fruit because of its star shape when cut across the middle. It has many other names such as Carambola, Chinese tamarind or Chinese fruit. In a neighborhood of the city of Guangzhou (China), the Star Fruit Festival has been held for few years.
It is believed that its origin could come from Malaysia, even though it is cultivated in many tropical regions from the world. Among the main producing countries are Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, the USA and the tropical areas.
31 calories in 100 grams. This fruit is one of the very low calorie exotic fruits. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamins B and C.