Benefits of Star Fruit include is chock-full of vitamin c, a good source of fiber, may help with anemia, has an inhibitory effect on microbes, is good for reducing inflammation, may give a good night’s sleep, keeps digestive system regular, revs up the metabolism, may be helpful for weight loss, is extremely hydrating, is hypolipidemic, might keep skin looking young, and plays a vital role in folk medicine.
Just by looking at this relative of Bilimbi (Averrhoa bilimbi), it is hard to tell the umpteen benefits hiding in it.
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Originally from Asia, star fruits (Averrhoa carambola) are normally 5-18 cm long and look like a five-point star when you slice them. The unripe fruit is translucent, green and firm whereas the ripened one is amber, yellow, and juicy. Their flavor ranges from sour to sweet.