The starfruit, also known as carambola, is a tropical fruit found in Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Florida, and Hawaii. It has four to six outer ribs and is golden yellow to pale green. It usually is 3-5 inches (13.7-15.2 cm) long. It has the same color flesh as the outside of the fruit and tiny brown seeds. The fruit derives its name from the fact that it has a star shape when chopped. The star fruit, also known as carambola, is abundant in Southeast Asia and widely grown.
The star fruit, also known as carambola, is abundant in Southeast Asia and widely grown. Although it’s eaten raw or prepared worldwide, the yellow fruit is native to India, Asia, South America, Australia, and the southern United States. It lends a sweet flavor to various meals, including salads and cocktails, and is widely used as a garnish due to its unique shape. Star fruit has a sweet, somewhat tangy flavor and a juicy, firm texture similar to grapes. The fruity flavor is hard to explain, but it tastes like ripe pear, green grape, and orange.