plants that are used for food.

by kynan stirling

Star fruit Averrhoa carambola

Star fruit or carambola is a fruit tree native to the Philippines, but can be found throughout Southeast Asia, East Asia, South America, Florida and Hawaii. The fruit is rich in Vitamin C, and Antioxidants.The fruit turns a bright yellow when ripe, has a waxy skin and the entire fruit is edible. A serving of star fruit has 43 total calories, which is equal to about 2 percent of the daily value for calories, assuming a daily diet of 2,000 calories. Carbohydrates provide about 30 calories in a serving of star fruit, fat accounts for nine calories, and protein makes up the remaining four calories. Its scientific name is Averrhoa carambola.