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Let us share with you some information about this exotic fruit:
Origin and characteristics:
The star fruit is considered an exotic fruit that is popularly grown in Southeast Asia, the South Pacific and some areas of East Asia.
The flesh and skin of the star fruit are suitable for consumption. The texture is very similar to the one of grapes, although the taste is slightly less sweet as star fruit only contains a 4% of sugar.
The best time to eat this fruit is right after it has been ripen. It is exactly at this time when they have a yellow color and maybe slightly bit of green.
This fruit can be found throughout the year, but it might be a little bit difficult to find in our country at certain times. It could vary based on demand.
Star Fruit is not too common for home consumption; however, we mustn’t ignore some of the great benefits that this exotic fruit offers:
Surprisingly, star fruit has been known to minimize the effects of handovers, assisting with bad headaches and relieving the symptoms of sunstrokes. It is also good for nauseas caused by indigestion.
For nursing mothers, they might be glad to know that this exotic fruit seems to prompt as well the flow of milk.
Star fruit is often included in recipes of Thai food.
We have chosen a very easy and healthy recipe for you to surprise your guest. It won’t take you more than 18 minutes and will suit everyone as it is free of gluten and lactose and is suitable for vegans:
Ingredients for 2-4 people: 1 fresh ripe star fruit, 1 cup of orange juice, 1 cup of mango puree, ¼ cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of coconut milk.
Quick recipe: boil the sliced star fruit in the orange juice until softened; add the brown sugar and the mango puree and stir to dissolve; place the slices of star fruit in a plate (3 per person) and add the sauce. Drizzle over some of the coconut milk and that’s it! You can add some cherry pieces on top, if you want, with decoration purposes.