Look for fruit that is firm, shiny-skinned, and yellow-green to yellow in color. Some browning along the fins is natural and does not affect fruit quality. Often shipped before it is completely ripe, Carambola may exhibit some green coloring.
Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)
45-50° F/7-10° C
95% relative humidity
14 to 21 days.
Carambolas are sensitive to chill injury if stored below 41° F/5° C.
Fins may become bruised if ripe fruit is handled roughly. Keep handling to a minimum.
Serve strawberries, sliced carambolas, chopped bananas, and angel food cake with chocolate fondue.
Use dehydrated carambola slices as dessert garnishes or chips with hummus and dips.
Mildly sweet yet sour; comparable to green apples.
Firm, juicy flesh with a texture like grapes.
Pair with chocolate, hummus, and strawberries.
Serving Size 3/4 cup carambola (108g) grams
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 7g3%
Dietary Fiber 3g11%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.