The Carambola fruit a.k.a Start fruit
The carambola fruit, known as star fruit, because of its star-like shape, has a yellow color
when it ripens and tastes sweet and acidic, in which it combines the taste of grapes and
citrus, which makes it a popular and favorite among many. Its production is well known in
the North of the United States, North Asia, the Caribbean islands and Latin America.
In addition to the distinctive taste of carambola, it has a distinct nutritional value, as it is a
rich source of many antioxidants and is a source of both vitamin C, vitamin B, riboflavin, folic
acid, and niacin. And many important minerals necessary for the body, such as: zinc, iron,
magnesium, calcium, potassium. It is also a rich source of dietary fiber and water, and few
calories. Every 100 grams contains only 31 calories.
Boost digestion :
Rich in carambola with nutritional fibers and water, it means promoting digestion and
excretion in the body and freeing it from toxins. It also contributes to softening stools, which
means protecting you from constipation, digestive lymphs and hemorrhoids. Dietary fiber is
known to fight cancer associated with the digestive system and the colon in particular, and
promotes a healthy bowel environment. In addition to the previous one, it was found that
eating carambola after meals enhances the secretion of digestive enzymes and helps in the
process of digestion, prevention of luminescence and feeling of satiety especially after fatty
Important for a pregnant woman and her unborn child:
Carambola is a rich source of a number of important minerals and vitamins for a pregnant
woman and her fetus, and it is a source of folic acid which is very important for the health of
the pregnant woman, the fetus and the blood circulation. Some evidence also indicates that
taking postpartum is useful in increasing the process of generating breast milk and
enhancing the process of breastfeeding.
Beneficial for your beauty and skin:
Thanks to the richness of this fruit in vitamins and antioxidants, it is considered to enhance
the freshness of the skin, health of the skin and anti-aging and aging signs, it is a source of
flavonoids and a rich source of vitamin C that combines free radicals and promotes the
production of collagen in the body. Also, its richness in zinc makes it have a role in treating
acne and fighting infections and skin problems.