Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola) aka: carambola, is an oval shaped fruit with five groves that give it the appearance of a star when cut. Star fruit has a thin yellow skin, and lighter yellow flesh studded with small seeds in the center.
Health Benefits of Star Fruit
Increased Immune Function
Protection Against Heart Disease
Due to the presence of oxalic acid star fruit can be dangerous to people with kidney problems who cannot filter out the acid. Star fruit also contains chemicals which can increase absorption of certain kinds of drugs, and so it is best not to consume them if on medication. *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly
concentrated in Star Fruit, and may not necessarily be related to Star Fruit.
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