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Carambola

The carambola, literally and figuratively a star among fruits, has a captivating star-shaped form. Unsurprisingly, it is often referred to as “starfruit”. The fruit is used in countless dishes but is also delicious when eaten whole. The flesh is translucent and may contain a single, edible black seed. 

 

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ORIGIN

The carambola is native to Malaysia and Indonesia. Our carambola comes mainly from Malaysia.

TASTE

Carambola tastes sweet and has a sour undertone. The flavour is often compared to the sour version of grapes and apples. The high water content in the fruit makes the carambola juicy and refreshing. 

USE AND PREPARATION

Carambola can be eaten out of hand, as the whole fruit is edible, including the waxy skin. So there is no need to peel carambola. Just remember to wash it before use. This versatile fruit finds its way into salads, complements ice cream and desserts wonderfully, and adds a delightful touch as a garnish for various dishes and cocktails. In short, the possibilities are endless!  

STORAGE ADVICE

Carambolas can be stored at room temperature for up to 5 days. In the fridge, they can be kept slightly longer, i.e. a week. It is not advisable to store carambolas in a place colder than 5 ºC. Carambolas are ripe when they feel firm. Also pay attention to their colour, which should be yellow with a light green tint.  

EXOTIC TIP!

Carambola is thirst-quenching and contains less than 40 calories! The ideal choice if you ask us! 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CARAMBOLA

Carambola is high in vitamin C, an essential nutrient for boosting your immune system. Starfruit is also low in sugars and high in fibre, making it a health-conscious snack choice! 

ORIGIN

The carambola is native to Malaysia and Indonesia. Our carambola comes mainly from Malaysia.

TASTE

Carambola tastes sweet and has a sour undertone. The flavour is often compared to the sour version of grapes and apples. The high water content in the fruit makes the carambola juicy and refreshing. 

USE AND PREPARATION

Carambola can be eaten out of hand, as the whole fruit is edible, including the waxy skin. So there is no need to peel carambola. Just remember to wash it before use. This versatile fruit finds its way into salads, complements ice cream and desserts wonderfully, and adds a delightful touch as a garnish for various dishes and cocktails. In short, the possibilities are endless!  

STORAGE ADVICE

Carambolas can be stored at room temperature for up to 5 days. In the fridge, they can be kept slightly longer, i.e. a week. It is not advisable to store carambolas in a place colder than 5 ºC. Carambolas are ripe when they feel firm. Also pay attention to their colour, which should be yellow with a light green tint.  

EXOTIC TIP!

Carambola is thirst-quenching and contains less than 40 calories! The ideal choice if you ask us! 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CARAMBOLA

Carambola is high in vitamin C, an essential nutrient for boosting your immune system. Starfruit is also low in sugars and high in fibre, making it a health-conscious snack choice! 

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Nutritional value

Energie (kcal)37 kcal
Energie (kJ)156 kJ
Vetten1,7 g
waarvan verzadigd0,1 g
Koolhydraten7,2 g
waarvan suikers7,1 g
Vezels1,7 g
Eiwit0,5 g
Zout2 mg
Vitamine C31 mg

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How do you cut a carambola?
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Step 1
Cut the carambola into nice slices

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