Star fruit

Whole and sliced star fruit

How to select

Choose yellow star fruit that are shiny and firm. Avoid star fruit with multiple brown spots.

How to prepare

Rinse under running water and pat dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. If desired, trim the corners before cutting into wedges or slices.

How to store

Keep unripe star fruit at room temperature until you can smell their aroma. Store ripe star fruit in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Peak season

Fall, winter

Ways to use

  • Cut up fresh star fruit and toss pieces into a smoothie. 
  • Toss fresh star fruit pieces in your salad. 
  • Cook and throw star fruit pieces into a stir fry. 
  • Eat fresh star fruit by itself for a refreshing snack.

Fun facts

  • Star fruit are native to Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. 
  • Star fruit is actually a nickname; the fruit's real name is carambola or birambi. 
  • Star fruit roots and leaves can help treat ringworm, chickenpox, and headaches.

Nutrition info and facts

Star fruit are a good source of vitamin C. Star fruit are high in fiber, which helps your digestive system. Star fruit and low in fat and cholesterol-free.

1 medium star fruit = 28 calories, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein, 52% RDI vitamin C

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The Fact Site. 7 Succulent facts about star fruit. October 18, 2023.