Star Fruit

all you need to know about Star fruit

The classification of a Star Fruit

Star Fruit also known as Carambola , is the fruit of Averrhoa carambola, a species of tree native to the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Averrhoa Carambola is a species of woody plant in the family Oxalidaceae; it has a number of common names including carambola and 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

What is Avaliable at the Store

You can purchase Star fruit in many ways at Wal-Mart. You can receive star fruit whole, sliced, and as a flavor for a tea.

Nutritional Information

star fruits contain about 15% of your daily dietary fibers. It is high in vitamin C and has 2% of Vitamin A. There is about 40,9 calories in one serving which is about 132 grams of a raw star fruit.
Big image

Star Fruit Chips

YIELD: Makes about 32 chips


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


Make chips:
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.

Big image