Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Star Fruit

The star fruit or Carambola is originally from Malaysia. The tree is small, and is used as a shade tree in gardens. The fruit is light green or yellow, and can be sweet or sour. When the fruit is cut crosswise, the pieces look like stars.
The star fruit contains vitamins A and C and iron. It is claimed to lower cholesterol levels. It also cures hangovers.It can be used in salads.


  1. can i grow it in a pot?
    ps: your photographs are lovely

  2. I don't think so, as I have not seen it growing in a pot. But since it is a small tree, you can easily grow it if you have a little space in your backyard.

  3. Right now I have to go pick some more carambolas. I have already made 20 jars of sweet chutney. I also use it with mango and malay apple to make a salsa.

  4. I really love these, they are so cool looking.

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