What could that be? Are you stumped? To find out what it is then,
Oh, it's a star fruit! This delicious treat, also known as a carambola, tastes like a cross between an apple and a grape. It's more than a delicious topping to your salad or a great garnish to a cocktail.
- Star fruit is a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C, both of which support a healthy immune system.
- They are low in fat and high in potassium, which is needed for a healthy cardiovascular system. If you eat a lot of sodium, getting your share of potassium can balance out all that salt.
- The beta-carotene in these amazing carambolas have protective effects for your eyes, skin, and lungs.
- 1 cup of star fruit (about 1 large whole fruit) has 3.7g of fiber. That's pretty impressive considering a medium apple has 4g.
When it comes to eating healthy, variety is definitely the spice of life. Keep your taste buds guessing by adding unique foods like star fruit to your diet. Look for shiny yellow carambolas that don't have any bruises. If the edges are green, they can be ripened at home. Eat ripe star fruit right away, and if you can't, wrap them in a plastic bag and keep them in the fridge.