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How to Prepare Star Fruit (+ Nutrition Information)!

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Step 1: Choose a Ripe Star Fruit.
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Step 1: How to Choose a Ripe (or ripening) Star Fruit: When ripe, star fruit appear mainly bright yellow with tinges of light green. They may have some dark brown along the five ridges - this is normal. The flesh should still be quite firm to the touch. You can also buy star fruit when it's green and wait for it to ripen - just leave it on your counter for a few days. When over-ripe, star fruit turns entirely yellow and starts to have brown spots all over.

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Start Fruit Facts: Star Fruit is a juicy tropical fruit grown in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia, Australia, South America, but also in Hawaii and Florida, so they're an easy fruit to find at your local grocery store or market. Star Fruit are a good choice during the winter months, when they're readily available. And because they're a good source of Vitamin C, star fruit can help ward off winter colds and flus.

With only 30 calories per fruit plus lots of fiber, star fruit is a great choice for anyone trying to lose weight. They're also very healthy - full of antioxidants and flavonoids.

Nice to eat fresh, but also delicious cooked or juiced, star fruit are truly one of nature's starry-eyed wonders! (For star fruit recipes, see adjoining links).

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