Recipes & Tips

 

Recipes & Tips 

Starfruit (Carambola)

This tropical fruit is native to Southeast Asia and harvested in Florida June through March. Read on for tips on how to ripen and eat them.

Typical size is 2-7 inches long. Allow fruit to ripen at room temperature until yellow color develops on inside of ribs, about 2-5 days. Flesh is yellow to golden yellow, crisp and sweet. May be eaten fresh or refrigerated for 5-7 days in plastic bags. Good source of vitamins C and A, phosphorus and potassium. Use fresh and in fruit salads, desserts, sauces, and wine.

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