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STARFRUIT TRAY 4-5KG NET

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STARFRUIT TRAY 4-5KG NET

40.00

STARFRUIT AKA CARAMBOLA

CLASS 1

GRAMS/SIZE: The carambola is typically 5cm to 12cms long, between 2.5cm and 6cms in diameter, and weighs from 115g to 385g

GROWER/PACKER: TROPICAL FRUIT WORLD

THE PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED BY ROBERT & VALORIE BRINSMEAD IN 1972 AS A RUN-DOWN SMALL CROP FARM THAT HAD BEEN GIVEN OVER TO GRAZING. BOB WAS FULLY AWARE OF THE LAND’S FRUIT GROWING POTENTIAL THOUGH, AND THE LOCATION OFFERED BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE TWEED VALLEY TO THE WEST, AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN TO THE EAST.  

The family plan was to grow tropical fruit on the red soil hills, while preserving areas of the original forest and the natural beauty of the land.  Bob started planting lots of avocados.  He also enlisted the enthusiastic help of his children, and together they nurtured orchards of custard apples, bananas, mangos, lychees, guavas, macadamias, papaya …. the collection grew, and over the years the plantation became a fascination for an endless stream of visiting friends and family.  

AVAILABILITY: ALL YEAR (Across Australia)

USAGE: The fruit is generally eaten fresh. If the carambola ribs show brown lines, remove before slicing to give a sweeter taste. Slicing crosswise produces star shaped slices that are great for decoration. It is also a good fruit for salads, juicing, ice tea, tropical drinks, chutneys or on skewers with shrimp or chicken.
The green fruit can be used as a vegetable and for pickling. Immature fruit can be used as a souring agent in curries.

STORAGE: It will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to two weeks.

ORIGIN: Native to Indonesia and the Moluccas

FACTS & BENEFITS: The star fruit is a decent source of several nutrients, especially fiber and vitamin C.

This is the nutrient content of a single medium-sized (91 gram) star fruit:

  • Fiber: 3 grams.

  • Protein: 1 gram.

  • Vitamin C: 52% of the RDI.

  • Vitamin B5: 4% of the RDI.

  • Folate: 3% of the RDI.

  • Copper: 6% of the RDI.

  • Potassium: 3% of the RDI.

  • Magnesium: 2% of the RDI.

This may not seem like much, but keep in mind that this serving only has 28 calories and 6 grams of carbs. This means that star fruit is very nutritious, calorie for calorie.

TASTE: Very crisp, juicy and refreshing. Yellow fruit tend to be sweet and green ones more acid

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STARFRUIT AKA CARAMBOLA

CLASS 1

GRAMS/SIZE: The carambola is typically 5cm to 12cms long, between 2.5cm and 6cms in diameter, and weighs from 115g to 385g

GROWER/PACKER: TROPICAL FRUIT WORLD

THE PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED BY ROBERT & VALORIE BRINSMEAD IN 1972 AS A RUN-DOWN SMALL CROP FARM THAT HAD BEEN GIVEN OVER TO GRAZING. BOB WAS FULLY AWARE OF THE LAND’S FRUIT GROWING POTENTIAL THOUGH, AND THE LOCATION OFFERED BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE TWEED VALLEY TO THE WEST, AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN TO THE EAST.  

The family plan was to grow tropical fruit on the red soil hills, while preserving areas of the original forest and the natural beauty of the land.  Bob started planting lots of avocados.  He also enlisted the enthusiastic help of his children, and together they nurtured orchards of custard apples, bananas, mangos, lychees, guavas, macadamias, papaya …. the collection grew, and over the years the plantation became a fascination for an endless stream of visiting friends and family.  

AVAILABILITY: ALL YEAR (Across Australia)

USAGE: The fruit is generally eaten fresh. If the carambola ribs show brown lines, remove before slicing to give a sweeter taste. Slicing crosswise produces star shaped slices that are great for decoration. It is also a good fruit for salads, juicing, ice tea, tropical drinks, chutneys or on skewers with shrimp or chicken.
The green fruit can be used as a vegetable and for pickling. Immature fruit can be used as a souring agent in curries.

STORAGE: It will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to two weeks.

ORIGIN: Native to Indonesia and the Moluccas

FACTS & BENEFITS: The star fruit is a decent source of several nutrients, especially fiber and vitamin C.

This is the nutrient content of a single medium-sized (91 gram) star fruit:

  • Fiber: 3 grams.

  • Protein: 1 gram.

  • Vitamin C: 52% of the RDI.

  • Vitamin B5: 4% of the RDI.

  • Folate: 3% of the RDI.

  • Copper: 6% of the RDI.

  • Potassium: 3% of the RDI.

  • Magnesium: 2% of the RDI.

This may not seem like much, but keep in mind that this serving only has 28 calories and 6 grams of carbs. This means that star fruit is very nutritious, calorie for calorie.

TASTE: Very crisp, juicy and refreshing. Yellow fruit tend to be sweet and green ones more acid