Common Name: Carambola | Starfruit
Binomial Nomenclature: Averrhoa Carambola
Culinary Use: Star fruit may be used for juice drinks or blends, smoothies, salsa, chutney and salads, although they're also good to eat as it is, like an apple.
Medicinal Use: It comes as no surprise that the greatest amount of nutrients in star fruit is derived from vitamin C, providing 57 percent of the daily recommended value in a serving.
Fun Fact: The five-angled star fruit, also known as carambola, is a waxy, yellow-green fruit that originated in the sultry, tropical area of Sri Lanka.