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#2 of The 7 Best Fruits to Eat All Winter

Posted by on Oct. 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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           Carambolas, or Star Fruit

Carambolas, or Star Fruit

Exotic fruits are generally higher in vitamin C, higher in potassium, and lower in calories than domestic fruits, and carambolas, or star fruits, are no exception. High in inflammation-lowering polyphenols, they're also great for your heart and full of fiber. Most of the star fruits you'll see in stores now come from Hawaii or South Florida. Look for firm, shiny, evenly-colored yellow fruit. Handle with care, as star fruit bruise easily, and ripen them at room temperature for a few days until light brown ribs form and a full, fruity aroma develops, then refrigerate them for up to a week. Aim for deep yellow skin with browning on the edges," says Scott Varanko, produce manager at Stew Leonard's Farm Fresh Grocer in Norwalk, CT. "This is when they are sweetest. Some people will use the (underripe) green ones, since they are tart, as a substitute for limes in drinks." The carambola’s taste has been described as a cross between citrus, apple and pear, and you can just eat them as is, or slice them into fruit salads. Sliced thin and dried in an oven on low heat, they also make great edible Christmas tree ornaments

by on Oct. 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Oct. 27, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Never tried those before...have you?

MamaMandee
by on Oct. 27, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Yes they kind of taste like a sweet & sour pear/apple mix. 

Quoting darbyakeep45:

Never tried those before...have you?


mypbandj
by Jen on Oct. 27, 2012 at 5:35 PM
Do you eat the skin?
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mp3mom
by on Oct. 27, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Not sure if I've ever had them, or it's been awhile.

Basherte
by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I don't think I like star fruit. 


And if I can't get it past my lips it isn't going to do my any good no matter how good it is for me.


Krysden
by Platinum Member on Oct. 28, 2012 at 3:19 PM

another one I've never had

Sunshine257
by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 3:20 PM
I have had it. From what I remember I wasn't a huge fan.
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dream528
by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 3:34 PM

This is one fruit I've never tried...

Jessica020410
by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 11:34 PM
I've never tried it.
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la_bella_vita
by on Nov. 5, 2012 at 11:57 AM

 Yum!

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