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The carambola originates from Malaysia and Indonesia. Our carambolas come mainly from Malaysia.

The origin of carambola

The carambola originates from Malaysia and Indonesia. Our carambolas come mainly from Malaysia.

The taste of carambola

Carambolas have a sweet taste with a tart undertone. The taste is best described as mildly apple-flavoured.

How do you use carambola?

Carambola can be eaten out of hand as the whole fruit is edible, including the waxy skin. Therefore the carambola doesn’t need to be peeled, although it should be washed before eating. This fruit is also often used in salads, tastes delicious with ice cream and desserts and makes an attractive garnish for various dishes or cocktails.

How do you store carambola?

Carambolas can be stored for five days at room temperature or for up to one week in the refrigerator. Do not store below 5°C. Carambolas are ripe when they feel firm and are yellow in colour with a slight greenish tint.


Carambolas are thirst quenching and contain less than 40 calories.

How healthy is carambola?

Carambola contains a lot of vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for your health, it helps your immune system. Star fruit also contains few sugars and a lot of fiber. A very responsible snack!

Availability of carambola

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Nutritional value

per 100 gr
Energy (kcal) 37 kcal
Energy (kJ) 156 kJ
Carbohydrates 7,2 g
of which sugars 7,1 g
Fat 1,7 g
of which saturates 0,1 g
Fibre 1,7 g
Protein 0,5 g
Sodium 2 mg
Vitamin C 31 mg

Growing areas

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Step 1

Slice the carambola into neat slices.


Star fruit is incredibly beautiful as a garnish, because of its beautiful shape. Cut a slice of carambola a little and put it on the glass of your cocktail or smoothie. But also IN the cocktail or smoothie, carambola is nice and fresh. Here you will find our favorite recipes with carambola.

More recipes?

Look here for more delicious recipes

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