Do you know what a star fruit is? Maybe you heard of a Carambola? I haven’t but I have seen these funning looking fruit in the stores. Normally near the mango, pineapple and weird Asian pears. :) Here’s what one looks like cut…
…but I’m getting ahead of myself.
This week the toddler and I decided to pick one of these strange looking fruits for a produce pick. It’s been a long time since doing an on camera taste test. The last one we did was the prickly pear waaay back in September!
You’ll see in the video, both the toddler and I liked it! We finished the fruit for part of our breakfast and I will be buying them again! Unfortunately I’m a little late, I believe they are just coming out of season and are more popular throughout the winter months.
Nutritionally these babies are powerhouses. One large fruit is under 40 calories, no fat and 3 grams of fiber. It’s not an overly sweet fruit (which I liked) so I wasn’t surprised to see only 5g of sugar per fruit. According to NutritionData.com, This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Pantothenic Acid and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Copper.
Next time you see one at your local grocery store, give it a try you may be pleasantly surprised like we were!
Ok onto the video! The toddler is quite a hoot in this one, you even get funny faces. Not too mention he launches a few space ships! ;~)
Are there any Carambola fans out there? Do you call it a star fruit? or starfruit? How do eat them?
More info on the star fruit…