Thursday, June 6, 2013

Carambola

Some of you may know it as star fruit but not matter what you call it most probably you love it as much as I do. This fruit is originally from Southeast Asia but has spread to other parts of Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and southern United States.


You can eat carambola in many different ways as the main ingredient in salads, as the condiment to fish and shrimp, in iced drinks as juice or combined with other fruit juices {i love it with pineapple!}, or raw after it has ripened and become a beautiful intense shade of yellow.


It is a good source or Vitamin C, Potassium and antioxidants, but also has a low sugar, acid and sodium content. Because of all these properties and its firm texture it is great not just for cooking but also for decoration as a whole or in slices. Buy it when it's ripe for immediate consumption because you want it to be firm and juicy or get ones that are still a little green and let them ripen in a cool place... and enjoy!

Have a tasty day!