We present to you carambola or better known as star fruit. This fruit can be found only in the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The taste of this fruit can be sweet or sour, because there are two types of the star fruit. It can also be said that this is a very interesting fruit similar in flavor to a combination of pineapple, kiwi and apple.
Besides the fact that carambola has an unusual exterior look it also has excellent nutritional profile. The fruit is incredibly healthy, rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and also contains a low percentage of sugar, sodium and acid.
Research has shown that star fruit has antimicrobial activity for the following bacteria: Escherichia Coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, Salmonella Typhi and Bacillus Cereus.
Also interesting is the fact that in some parts of the world the star fruit is used for making some delicious wines.