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All About Carambola (Star Fruit)

Latin name : Averrhoa carambola

Most commonly known as the star fruit, the carambola is the fruit of the Averrhoa carambola tree which is cultivated throughout the tropics for its exotic fruit.

Distinct in both taste and appearance both the waxy skin and the fleshy centre of this fruit can be eaten fresh.

Fruit fact...

The fruit is extremely easy to identify as all star-fruits have definitive ridges running down their sides which when cross-sectioned resemble a star.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

July, August, September, October, November

Significant countries of origin

Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, India