The star fruit to fill up on vitamins
The health benefits of star fruit
Cellular aging will be slowed down by the presence of antioxidant vitamins in the star fruit, this will therefore allow good health of the skin and organs to be maintained.
The vitamin C contained in good quantity in the star fruit will allow you to fight against the feelings of fatigue and will promote a good state of health.
The magnesium found in star fruit will help relax your muscles and fight against cramps and aches.
Carambola nutritional values
Per 100g of starfruit
|Vitamin C||34.4 mg|
|Vitamin B5||0.39 mg|
|Beta carotenes||25 µg|
The main nutrients in star fruit
The amount of vitamin C in the star fruit gives it antioxidant properties and will also help strengthen the body’s natural defenses.
This anti-infective vitamin will help keep hair and skin cells healthy.
The potassium will contribute to the good contraction of the muscles of the body, including the heart. It is an essential element for the maintenance of good cardiovascular health.
The bones will be strengthened by the presence of a good amount of phosphorus in the body, it also helps the proper functioning of nerve cells.
The amount of beta-carotenes in the star fruit will ensure good retinal health and maintain good eyesight.
Please note, star fruit should not be consumed by people with kidney failure because it contains a neurotoxin that the diseased kidney cannot filter. Even if you do not have kidney failure , star fruit should be consumed in moderation so as not to overload the kidney.
Carambola in the kitchen: some recipe ideas
The taste of star fruit
The taste is sweet and sour, and approximates the flavor of rhubarb . The flavors are not sweet and slightly acidic.
How to choose the star fruit well?
The star fruit is on the markets all year round, without seasonality. A star fruit weighs on average 125g and is ovoid in shape. You should choose it golden yellow, firm and without any task.
How to properly store the star fruit?
You can keep the star fruit in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator for 1 week without problem. At room temperature, it will keep for 3 to 4 days.
How to cook star fruit?
It is very easily eaten raw, but you can also make it into jam, sorbet or compote.
The skin is also consumed, no need to peel it. To get beautiful stars and decorate your plates, you just have to cut the star fruit crosswise.
The star fruit goes well with poultry and shellfish, but also with cheese and yogurt.
A short story of the star fruit
The starfruit is native to Malaysia but can also be found from Brazil, Israel, the United States or Thailand. It is easily found on our markets, its price can however vary depending on the country of origin.