Monday, August 23, 2010

Carambola


Our Carambola tree or Star Fruit tree is loaded with fruit and we will have quite a few ready in the next few days, and yes I am doing the happy dance again.

Our love of Star Fruit got serious when our neighbor, Linda, brought us a huge bag of Star Fruit a couple of years ago. Star Fruit are delicate and once they start getting ripe you have to do something with them right away. There were so many fruit in that bag I didn’t know what to do with them all so we started juicing and eating and we fell madly in love with this beautiful, tropical fruit.

Not long after that Harley brought a Star Fruit tree home. He came in to the house all excited and said, “Guess what I got you for your birthday?” I went outside and yes on the back of his truck was a huge tree with fruit on it. We dug a hole and the rest, as you can see from the pictures, is history.

The tree blooms several times each year, the fruit is rich in vitamin C, potassium, fiber, folate, bioflavonoids, and flavor. How could we possibly go wrong?

We juice them, add them to shakes, make sherbet, and just eat them like a star, imagine that. If you haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy Star Fruit indulge yourself and enjoy the flavors.

Thank you to Linda for opening our eyes to such a tasty natural wonder.

2 comments:

  1. They look delicious. I have only ever had sliced star fruit. for shakes and such do you need to peel them?

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  2. We don't peel them, Star Fruit are like a funny shaped apple, bite and enjoy.

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