Averrhoa carambola

Nutritional Value of Star Fruit

The First thing that you need to know about Averrhoa carambola is how to prepare it properly. There are several ways of doing so, but the one I use and enjoy the most is simple but yet effective. Follow this link, Star Fruit Preparation, to view a video on how to prepare a Star Fruit for consumption.



Averrhoa carambola is packed full of nutrients. In consuming 100g of this amazing fruit, you will have taken in .38g of protein and only .08g of fat. You also will have consumed 9.38g of carbohydrates, and .9g of fiber.


Averrhoa carambola is a also a good source of potassium, copper, as well as folate and panthothenic acid.




The Ascorbic acid levels of the star fruit is believed to be responsible for its sweet or sour taste. For a sweet fruit, the ascorbic acid level is around 10.40 mg per 100ml of juice. For a sour fruit, the ascorbic acid lever is about 15.4 mg per 100ml of juice. If your not sure if the fruit you are eating is sweet or sour, here is a video of what a baby looks like eating a sour star fruit.