Carambola: properties, benefits, how to eat

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La cannon, fruit native to India, is rich in water and vitamin C and is a natural antipyretic and anti-inflammatory. Let's find out better.

> Description of the fruit

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> Calories, nutritional values ​​and properties of the starfruit

> Contraindications of starfruit

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> How to eat carambola



Description of the fruit

It is an evergreen native to Asia, more precisely from India, where it grows in a bushy form and is characterized byintense scent of the plant, with beautiful pink-violet flowers that adorn it in clusters, and for the curious shape of the juicy and fragrant fruit: a particular star-shaped section (among the fruits, only the babaco has a similar shape).

As the fruit ripens, it reaches a yellow tone and the surface of the peel acquires a sort of waxiness. The taste is sweet, although it is somewhat reminiscent of some citrus fruits.


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Calories, nutritional values ​​and properties of the starfruit

100 grams of starfruit contain 36 calories.

Furthermore, for 100 g of this product, we have:

  • 0,38 g protein
  • Fat 0,08 g
  • G carbohydrates 9,38
  • Fibra 0,80-0,90 g

Rich in water and vitamin C, it is a natural antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, analgesic, diuretic. Has a low in calories and stands out above all for the good contents of potassium, vitamin C, niacin and pantothenic acid.

It is an excellent source of vitamins, and has the ability to keep the risk of heart attack under control. It also contains various antioxidants, especially quercetin, gallic acid and epicatechin.


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Contraindications of starfruit

Due to the high concentration of oxalic acid and the presence of particular neurotoxins that are normally filtered by the kidneys, the fruit can be dangerous, and is therefore not recommended. who has kidney problems, especially those on dialysis. Like some other fruit (grapefruit, grape, lemon ...) the carambola seems to interact with many drugs and drugs, therefore it is not advisable to consume it during drug treatments.



The scientific name Averrhoa carambola is a tribute to Averroé, the famous philosopher and doctor of Muslim Spain, while "carambola" is a Hispanic term that means "trick”,“ Around a problem ”, used from the beginning to indicate the tree.


How to eat carambola

In the tropics it is consumed fresh or in the form of juice while in the West it is generally used as a garnish for salads or as a decoration for cocktails.


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