Friday, July 03, 2009

Fruit of the Day: Carambola

Ay carambola! What is this fruit of which you speak?

Let's turn it on its side, cut off the end, and see if you recognize the star of today's FotD:

Just in time to be star-spangled, we have a review of the carambola, a.k.a. starfruit. I'm sure you'll agree that it's the prettiest fruit ever. Unfortunately it wasn't the most delicious fruit ever: Our particular specimen were very crunchy and tart and possibly slightly underripe, and didn't quite pass muster as breakfast snacks. But they're enthusiastic, and sometimes that's what counts the most.

Happy U.S.A. Day!
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montague said...

it's pretty, I will grant you that. in fact, it's beautiful. but that's about it.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely fruit it is ! they look beautiful on the plate.

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laurence fosgate said...

I think you got a very unripe fruit. Here in Orlando we harvest when they are golden colored and they are extremely juicy and deliciously sweet. They are packed with antioxidants and other goodies. I've just written about them in my blog, Garden Monkey Florida. Hope you'll drop in for a look.