Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Starfruit


Carambola, commonly referred to as starfruit, is popular throughout Southeast Asia.

The fruit has distinctive ridges running down its sides (usually five but can sometimes vary); in cross-section, it resembles a star, hence its name. The entire fruit is edible and is usually eaten out of hand. They may also be used in cooking and can be made into relishes, preserves, and juice drinks.