Sweet & Sour Destiny

Star Fruit

When you wish upon a star (fruit) you get the sweet and sour taste of a delicious and nutritious ingredient also known as carambola. When cut across the middle, star fruit stays true to its name and visually looks like a five-point star with a sweet-tart taste. When ripe, star fruit appears mainly bright yellow with tinges of light green. They may have a dark brown tone along the ridges, which is expected as the flesh should still be quite firm. Overly ripe star fruit turns entirely yellow with brown spots all over.

  1. Rinse to prepare.
  2. Cut off both ends and slice across the ridges.
  3. Remove seeds with your fingers or a small knife. (Optional)
  4. Enjoy raw or cooked as an added sweet flavor or garnish to numerous dishes and beverages.

Store ripe star fruits for 2-3 days or keep unwashed in a sealed bag within your refrigerator for up to 1 week.

July – February

  1. Extremely low in calories
  2. Rich in Vitamin C
  3. Known for its heart-friendly benefits

Serving Size: 1 medium fruit (3-5/8" long) (91g)

Calories: 28

Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 0.9g 1%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%

Nutritional Facts

Per cup

Naturally Cholesterol-Free
Naturally Fat-Free
Naturally Sodium-Free

Excellent source of Vitamin C and provides a boost of fiber.

Starfruit or carambola health benefits and nutrition facts