An East Indian tree (Averrhoa Carambola), and its acid, juicy fruit; called also Coromandel gooseberry.
Also known as star fruit. A golden yellow fruit grown in the West Indies, Indonesia, and Brazil. When sliced, the fruit has a star shaped .The flesh of the carambola is juicy and highly acidic. Its taste is reminiscent of plums, grapes, and apples. It is eaten fresh, mostly in salsas and vinaigrettes, and sometimes as a dessert (with sugar and cream).
Carambola, Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola) Carambola fruits are ovate to ellipsoid, 2-1/2 to 5 inches (6 to 13 cm) in length, with 5 (rarely 4 or 6) prominent longitudinal ribs. Slices cut in cross-section are star shaped. The skin is thin, light to dark yellow and smooth with a waxy cuticle. The flesh is light yellow to yellow, translucent, crisp and very juicy, without fiber. The fruit is used in desserts, as a garnish for drinks, tossed into salads or cooked together with seafood.
This is one of the most recent tropical imports, now grown in Florida and found in most supermarkets. It has yellow, near-translucent skin (which is tough but edible), and slices take the shape of a star. Best eaten raw, but also takes well to grilling.
Also known as Averrhoa carambola. The local name is Star Fruit. There are several varieties that are very sweet when they are ripe, and can be eaten right off the tree.
East Indian tree bearing deeply ridged yellow-brown fruit
deeply ridged yellow-brown tropical fruit; used raw as a vegetable or in salad or when fully ripe as a dessert
a star fruit, and the Cambodian chef here knows just what to dowith one
A fruit that looks like stars when sliced
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The carambola is a species of tree native to Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia and is popular throughout Southeast Asia and parts of East Asia. It is also grown in Brazil, Ghana, Guyana and French Polynesia. Carambola is commercially grown in the United States in south Florida and Hawaii.