Nutritional Facts of Fruit

Star fruit

Star fruit

Major Growing Areas

Star fruits, also known as Carambola, are one of the festive fruits for the Mid-Autumn Festival. They have a unique shape. When cut in cross section, they resemble a star. Star fruits are mainly grown in China, Taiwan and Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam and Malaysia.


Star fruits are mainly divided into two varieties: sweet ones and sour ones. The sweet ones have bigger fruits that are usually eaten fresh, while the sour ones have smaller fruits that are not suitable for direct consumption.

Nutritional Values

Star fruits are a fruit that is low in fat and energy. 90% of their weight is water.

Per 100 g (Approx. ½ star fruit)
Energy 31 kcal
Sugar 4.0 g
Vitamin C 34.4 mg
Dietary Fibre 2.8 g

Buying Tips

It is advisable to choose star fruits that have glossy golden yellow skin with no blackened edges. Star fruits in deep yellow colour are riper and sweeter. To keep star fruits fresh, they should be refrigerated.

Interesting Titbits

Star fruits contain a toxin that is hazardous to patients with renal disease. Patients suffering from renal failure or renal insufficiency should avoid eating star fruits and their products.

One Serving of Fruit is Equivalent to:

½ star fruit

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