This amazing fruit comes from the Malayan peninsula also grows in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Sri Lanka. Another thing you need to know about this fruit is that when it is ripe has the yellowish color and sweet and sour taste at the same time. The taste of this fruit is a combination of apple, pear, grape and citrus taste. The name of this fruit is carambola but due to its shape, it is widely known as star fruit. Carambola is an excellent source of vitamins.
Namely, it is rich in vitamins A and C. Also contains vitamins B group, especially B5 pantothenic acid, which help regulate cholesterol. Antioxidants, riboflavin, niacin and many minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, manganese and calcium.
Contain folic acid B9 which is recommended to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Carambola helps bowel function and low in calories, so is excellent for weight loss. Contains pectin fibers that bind to cholesterol in foods can contribute to reducing the levels of bad cholesterol.
Carambola contains a lot of potassium suitable for athletes to help maintain normal blood pressure. interestingly, that carambola contains some antimicrobial substances, which act against E. coli, salmonella, staphylococcus aureus and bacillus cereus.
It is important to know that carambola contains a substance karamboksin and large amounts of oxalic acid, which are not suitable for people suffering from kidney stones, poor kidney function. Due to its richness in flavonoids, this fruit can improve the condition of your skin. In addition, this fruit will also prevent diseases such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.