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Starfruit

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Quantity/Pack: 6 count
Seasonality: Jan - April, July - Nov
Origin: USA, Taiwan

Starfruit's pale yellow, juicy flesh contains a few, small, flat seeds and a distinctly tropical flavor. Beautiful, unusual starfruit, also known as carambola, gets its name from its five-pointed shape, which yields slices of juicy, lush translucent stars when sliced. The fruit ripens to a bright, light yellow and begins to exude a light, tropical aroma. Sweet and mild, the flavor has been compared to plums, grapes, pineapple and pear, with notes of lemon and tropical breezes.

Elevate your culinary creations with starfruit’s unique shape and flavor. Try making a starfruit upside-down cake or an elegant starfruit mosaic atop a frosted cake or glazed tart. On a savory note, Starfruit pairs nicely with seafood. Usually sliced fresh as a stylish addition to salads, buffet platters and desserts, starfruit from Melissa's is available in a new jumbo size from Taiwan.


Melissa's Starfruit is hand-selected for excellent quality. Choose firm, glossy-skinned fruit with no signs of bruising. Note that browning on the tips of the ridges is simply a sign of ripeness. Keep refrigerated in a paper or plastic bag for about one week. Slices may also be frozen.

Except for the seeds, the entire starfruit is edible. After washing, starfruit may be enjoyed eaten out of hand or peel the skin and slice into a fruit salad.

This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd day.

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