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Starfruit

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Averrhoa carambola

CLASSIFICATION

Fruit

SEASON

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

About

Also known as carambola, but generally called starfruit because when it is cut in slices, it looks like a star. The fruit has a lovely sweet, tangy taste and a thin pale yellow/greenish skin which is edible.

The fruit has a lovely sweet and tangy taste.

A small volume is grown in WA in Kununurra and Carnarvon and available intermittently throughout the year.

Select pale to full yellow (colour indicates ripeness) fruit.

Starfruit can be stored at room temperature for up to 4 days

Sliced star fruit are delicious eaten on their own and make a unique and curious decoration on many desserts.

Starfruit also go well with seafood and provide a great taste and texture contrast when served with avocado.

Starfruit are a good source of Vitamin C, the Vitamin B group and anti-oxidants.