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Star fruit

Resemblance- It seems like a natural dazzle. It is an amazing fruit from the carambola tree. This fruit, when cut crosswise, bears a resemblance of a star and it is appropriately called, Star Fruit.
 

In Detail

Taste- Sweet, juicy and different in the fruit category is Star fruit ( carambola ) it is also known as just the ticket. This tropical treat fruit has been cultivated for hundreds of years throughout Southeast Asia. Mostly this kind of fruit is successful in the warm climates of Florida and Hawaii, it also famous for growing audience in even the United States' Star shaped structure with perfect five pointed cut of crosswise, will appear like a golden yellow fruit . The edible skin of the fruit is shiny, thin and waxy to touch and taste

Nutritive Value of Star fruit

The entire star fruit is edible, even the skin. In fact, it is the skin that is high in tannin, which helps regulate intestinal processes and had been found to be an effective cure for diarrhea. The inside of the fruit is high in fiber, which also helps to regulate the digestive system.
 

Nutritive value per 100 g of Star fruit
Principle Nutritive value % of RDA
Protein 1.4g 3%
Cholesterol 0 g 0%
Thiamin 0.0 mg 1%
Vitamin A 80.5IU 2%
Vitamin C 45.4mg 76%
Potassium 176mg 5%
Calcium 4.0mg 0%
Water 121g -
Magnesium 13.2mg 3%

 

Health benefits of Star Fruit

Star fruit also known as carambola is a tropical fruit .it is grown throughout the Southeast Asia. Star fruit is green in colour when unripe; the fruit changes from pale yellow to deep amber when ripe. It has four to six ridges that run from top to bottom, and the soft flesh is encased in a thin waxy, translucent skin .When thefruit is cut crosswise each slice is shaped like a star, hence it is named, "star fruit."

The fruit, which is mostly consumed fresh or as juice, is rich in vitamins A and C and it also has iron, and has high fiber content. The taste varies from sour to sweet, one way of distinguishing the sour variety from the sweeter ones is that the former has narrower ribs, while the latter has thicker, fleshy ones. Unripe star fruitis preserved in many parts of Southeast Asia and is used as a traditional remedy.
  • It's leaves and roots can help to cure headaches , ringworm, and chickenpox
  • It is mainly used to cure hangovers and prickly heat of Human Body.
  • The fruit has been used to treat cross eyes
  • The star fruit is said to stimulate the flow of milk. Hence it is commonly given to Nursingmother's
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