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Carambola are vibrant, oblong, angled fruits that range in size from 2 to 6 inches long and about 4 inches wide. These fruits have a thin, waxy, brightly colored orange-yellow skin and a juicy, crisp, yellow flesh when fully ripe. When cut in cross-sections the resulting slice shape is the shape of a star. Ripe fruits will have tropical aromatics, as well as sweet-tart tasting notes of pineapple and citrus. The entire fruit is edible; flower, skin, flesh, and seeds.
Carambola are available year-round, with peak season in the United States occurring from late summer to early winter.
Carambola, commonly known as Star fruit, scientificly known as, Averrhoa carambola, are actually a berry fruit of an evergreen tree. This fruit is simply defined by the 5 prominently shaped ribs connecting to form a familiar star when sliced. Carambola fruit has been developed into multiple varieties, Two Forest , Slant Tail, Malay, and TaiFarm #1, just to name a few. These varieties make up the sweeter fresh eating type of Carambola. There are tart varieties that are also grown, ultimately as ingredients for processed foods.
Recipes that include Carambola. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Autumn Makes and Does||Star Fruit Upside Down Cake|
|Fine Cooking||Teriyaki Chicken with Starfruit|
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