Which Fruit is That? Eight Favourite Tropical Fruits

Star Fruit. Photography by Dean Barnes
Star Fruit. Photography by Dean Barnes

Star Fruit

Cut this yellow fruit across its center and you’ll see where it gets its name: slices are shaped like a five-pointed star. Star fruit, also called carambola, doesn’t ripen much after it’s picked so look for those that are mostly yellow with only a tinge of green at the tips. Slice over fruit salads or use as a garnish for meat, poultry and fish entrees. The taste is sweet and texture crunchy like celery.

Calories in Fruit

One 3½ to 4-inch long star fruit contains 28 calories and half of an adult’s daily requirement for Vitamin C.

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.