History and Facts:
Carambola is referred to as the Golden Star Fruit. Both sweet and tart varieties have been cultivated since ancient times in Asia, and today, in South Florida. Juice of the tart carambola is used to make Florida fruit-based wines.
A half cup of carambola has about 22 calories, and is a good source of vitamins A and C.
Store at 40 degrees fahrenheit, with a relative humidity of 85 to 90 percent. Chilling injury may occur if kept at a temperature lower than recomended. Fruit should not touch during shipping and storage as this may contribute to decay.
August through March
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