all you need to know about Star fruit
The classification of a Star Fruit
What to Look for When Purchasing Star Fruit
Step 1: Decide on which color starfruit you prefer. The yellow starfruit is sweeter than the green starfruit, which is more acidic
Step 2: Select larger starfruit for sweetness . Smaller starfruit won't be as sweet
Step 3: Look for firm star fruit. It should have little to no blemishes or cuts to the fruit
How To Store Star Fruit
Store starfruit in the fridge It will keep fresh for up to two weeks
Star Fruit Chips
ACTIVE TIME: 10 min
TOTAL TIME: 2 1/4 hr
- 2 firm-ripe yellow star fruit (sometimes called carambola;1/2 lb total)
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- Special equipment: an adjustable-blade slicer; a 17- by 11-inch nonstick bakeware liner such as Silpat
Slice star fruit crosswise with slicer into 1/16-inch-thick slices.
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add star fruit, then remove from heat and let stand, uncovered, 15 minutes. Pour star fruit into a sieve set over a bowl and drain 15 minutes. Reserve syrup for quince apple strudels .
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 200°F. Put liner on a large (17- by 11-inch) baking sheet, then arrange star-fruit slices in 1 layer on liner (discard extra along with any broken slices). Bake until dry, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Immediately transfer chips to a rack to cool.