Star Fruit (Carambola)
The Star Fruit, (Carambola) scientifically known as Averrhoa carambola, which has a specific shape that resembles a star. Is a fruit tree from the family Oxalidaceae and the genus Averrhoa. Both the Starfruit tree and the Star fruit are very popular under various names: carambola, coromandel, gooseberry, torombolo. Starfruit is from Indonesia and Malaysia. It is a very popular fruit in Southeast Asia.
Star fruit health benefits
Nutritional value of Starfruit
The Carambola Averrhoa (Starfruit) is very rich in vital nutrients. It is a very good source of supernatural antioxidants like L-ascorbic acid, (-) epicatechin and Gallic acid in the form of Gallo tannins.
Consumption of 0.22lbs or 100 grams of starfruit can provide 33 Kcal of calories, 7.25 g of carbohydrates, 1.09 g of protein, 3 g of dietary fiber, 0.35 g of fat, 3 mg of calcium, 12 mg of phosphorus, 139 mg of potassium and 0.08 Mg of iron,
Vitamins and Minerals in Carambola
Starfruit high in Vitamins – A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9.
Starfruit ( Carambola) rich in Minerals – Magnesium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Sodium, Zink, and Potassium.
How to Eat Star Fruit
Carambola it can be consumed as liquefied, juice, smooth or raw.
The taste of the fruit is from ingratiatingly acid and bitter to a little bit sweet. It has the linked flavor of pineapple, lemons, and plums. Its flesh is light yellow color.
The Starfruit has oxalic acid, so people suffering from gout, kidney problems or diabetes should avoid their consumption.
Consult a pharmacist specialist before consuming the carom, because this could interact with some drugs.
Symptoms of Star Fruit Poisoning
Symptoms of carambola poisoning may include vomiting, insomnia, nausea, persistent hiccups, agitation, seizures, and mental disorders.