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The heavens are not only showered with the sparkles of the stars but also the earth. Nature has blessed the land with various fruit trees that we can take care of and harvest the fruits of our labor. And in the multitude of fruits available, there you can see the yellow, exotic, odd-looking fruit known as the starfruit. It got its name as such because when you cut it crosswise, it reveals a star-shaped masterpiece.

This plant is native to Southeast Asia and is primarily eaten in the South Pacific, Caribbean Micronesia, and parts of East Asia. It has a sweet-sour taste, somewhat citrusy but still, not all would love them.

The whole fruit is edible, including the skin. The fleshy is firm, juicy, and is crunchy. The texture is somewhat similar to grapes, and it does not contain fibre. The fruit can be eaten raw, maybe pickled, mixed in juices, or cooked. Different countries have different ways to use the starfruit. In Australia, unripe starfruit are mixed with other spices to make relishes. In Thailand, they are mainly cooked together with shrimp. And in the Philippines, they can be eaten raw with rock salt and sometimes as a seasoning.

Starfruit is also known as carambola, and it also boasts a lot of health benefits. The fruit has a high amount of vitamin C, antioxidants, and fibre.

Want to try out this fruit? Check out our shop and add this amusing fruit to your garden. We also offer planting services if you want assistance in planting them. This is available at this link.