Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Star Fruit

This Asian fruit is sweet enough to satisfy a dessert craving AND high enough in fiber to serve as a between meal snack.

Star Fruit comes from the Carambola tree and is native to South Asia. One fruit only has 30-40 calories, is high in fiber and rich in vitamin C and anti oxidants. I think of it as a cross between a citrus fruit and an apple. It's delicious in an odd way.

It should be noted that their are health risks associated with Star Fruit, specifically for those with kidney disease. There is also a risk of drug complications for those taking certain medications (similar complications as grapefruit). If you are unsure, check with a doctor before snacking on delicious star fruit!

Read here on how to prepare and eat a Star Fruit.

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