Weekend Garden features ‘Star Fruit’ (Carambola). Our backyard starfruit tree is full of fruits and my 7 year old is on a fruit-plucking spree. Just plucking, mind you, since the fruits are within his reach. He won’t eat it.
Since June the tree has been bearing good fruit.
The anti-oxidant rich fruit starts out with a green color and ripens to a yellow shade. It can be eaten both at the green and yellow stages.
When sliced a perfect star is formed. Crunchy and juicy with a slightly tart and sweet flavor. I like it raw, sometimes with a sprinkling of chilli pwd.
Note: I’ve learnt that people with kidney ailments should avoid starfruit.