Star fruit

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Star fruit

This five angled star fruit, yellow-green in color is about 5 to 15 centimeters (2 to 6 inches) in length and is an oval shape. The most unique visual quality of the star fruit is its shape – that of a perfect star when it’s cut across the middle.  The entire fruit is edible including the slightly waxy skin.

Names: Carambola, star fruit

Source: South Florida

Handling: When ripe, star fruit appear mainly bright yellow with tinges of light green. They may have some dark brown along the five ridges – this is normal. The flesh should still be quite firm to the touch. You can also buy star fruit when it’s green and wait for it to ripen – just leave it on your counter for a few days. When over-ripe, star fruit turns entirely yellow and starts to have brown spots all over.

Varieties: There are two varieties; the small sour or tart and larger sweet type. As a general rule, the sweet type has thicker flesh.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 31 Calories from Fat 2.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat .3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.