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Starfruit is one of many names to the scientific named Averroha Carambola L fruit The most common names are Carambola and Starfruit The origin of the Starfruit is Sir Lanka and Moluccas Starfruit was cultivated in Southeast Asia and Malaysia The name of the vary depending on its location Starfruit is grown in Malaysia Thailand Ma Fueng Vietnam Khe and Loas Fuang Starfruit is grown on a tree in warm tropics It is a four to five celled berry Along the five ribs or cell of starfruit are brown spots sometimes These spots indicate sugar development It grows two to six inches long When it is cut across it resembles the shape of a star When starfruit isnt ripe it is green It goes from green to yellow Then the skin goes from a light yellow to a dark yellow It is smooth with waxy cuticles The skin of starfruit is also thin The flesh of starfruit also ranges from light to dark yellow Sometime there are ten to twelve seed found in starfruit but no more than twelve Sometimes there arent any seeds found in the fruit The seeds are long thin and light brown Without fiber it is translucent crisp and very juicy Sweetest when ripen on a tree its taste ranges from sub acid to sweet It takes sixty to seventy days for the fruit to mature The amount of time it takes for it to mature depends on the cultivator production practices and the weather The main two types of cultivars are sweet and tart Starfruit doesnt have many uses It is used as a garnish for meat dishes It is grilled and used in fruit salad It is also used for desserts Sometimes starfruit maybe processed into pickles sauces wine and jellies Starfruit is low in calories It is good source of iron and vitamin C
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