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    Shanthipura,Thalawathugoda,
    Sri Lanka.

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    +94 11 2776271

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    What is Star Fruit?

                Carambola, also known as Star Fruit, is the fruit of Averrhoa carambola. Star Fruits are grown in tropical and semitropical areas and many scientists believe they may have originated in Sri Lanka.

                The fruit usually has five ridges running down its sides, and in cross-section, it resembles a star, hence its name. The number of ridges can vary. The Star Fruit is a good source of Vitamin C, and can help ward off winter colds and flues. With only 30 calories per fruit plus lots of fiber, Star Fruit is a great choice for anyone trying to lose weight. It is also very healthy being packed with antioxidants and flavonoids. Once you place your order with U & H Lankafood Exports, we will make sure that your star fruits reach you with all these original nutrients still safely locked inside them. 

                The entire Star Fruit is edible, including the slightly waxy skin. Ripe Carambolas are sweet without being overwhelming, and have a tart, sour undertone. The taste is difficult to compare, but it has been likened to a mix of applepear, and citrus family fruits all at once. Unripe Star Fruits are firmer and sour, and taste like green apples. Carambolas are best consumed when ripe, when they are yellow with a light shade of green.