Thursday, January 27, 2011

Star Fruit Salad – Celestial!

Nestled in a tray in the fruits and vegetables aisle in an H.E.B grocery store in Texas was a tiny box of about 12 light yellow Star Fruit, also known as Carambola. I bought one. This little gem of tropical goodness is prevalent in the Caribbean when it is in season and available summer to late winter. When cut diagonally the slices are shaped like a star.
Among its many benefits:
 Star Fruit is rich in antioxidant value,
 Loaded with protective Vitamin C. to assist you in flu season,
 Has antimicrobial properties
 And is known for lowering cholesterol.
Like most vegetables it helps to regulate bowels and can even sooth indigestion and manages hangovers. Carambola is high in oxalic acid and should be avoided if you have active kidney disease.
This fruit also makes a heavenly looking salad. This salad is simple. All that is involved is slicing the fruit diagonally and serving with your favorite vinegar and oil dressing. Place the diagonal slices of starfruit so that it covers the plate with stars and put the cucumbers at the rim to add crunchiness. Add this fruit to your salads now to experience optimum health this winter.
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