Sweet Star fruit recipes!
Are you wondering what to do with those star fruits and you are tired of just eating them?
You want to try something new, or you just want to know how you can add those star-fruits you bought to your diet.
READ ON, THIS IS MEANT FOR YOU.
How many fruits have you eaten this week? One? Two? Or maybe three?
That reminds me, aside from just eating the fruit in its natural form, what other ways do you enjoy it?
I want to know.
Permit me to digress a little, in economics, there’s something called form utility.
Utility is the satisfaction derived from the use of a particular commodity or product.
While form utility is the satisfaction derived from an enhancement of the physical appearance of a product.
Coconut for example is a great fruit. Which can be eaten when cracked.
But, on a hot sunny day, it won’t look so appealing.
Now, imagine it is blended and the sweet, appetizing water is poured into a glass.
No doubt you’ll relish the taste of that coconut water more than in its fruit form.
The change in its physical appearance made it more enjoyable. That is form utility.
Amazing! Yeah, I know.
Read on, you will love it
There are fruits you can enjoy in several forms and derive maximum satisfaction from them.
I will show you one, read along.
These are tropical fruits that can be enjoyed in several ways leaving the consumer satisfied and yearning for more.
Its sunny yellow color and star shape give it a more enticing look.
In exchange for each star fruit you take, this is what your body receives:
Vitamin C and B5, fiber, folate, carbohydrates, protein, calcium, and sugar among others.
Nutritional value of star fruits according to medical news today
- 1 g of protein,
- 28 calories,
- 6.1 g of carbohydrates,
- 2.5 g of fiber,
- 2.73 of calcium, and lots more.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Star fruit is popular in Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific. You can find them in abundance in Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, and Vietnam.
- Star fruit is also called carambola.
- In Hindi, star fruit is called Kamrakh
- Star fruit can be used to treat coughs. Awesome!
Although a good addition to your diet, carambola (star fruit) like every other thing has its disadvantages.
So before you think of eating star fruit or using its recipes check this out.
SIDE EFFECTS OF STAR FRUIT
For some people with certain health issues, carambola isn’t the best fruit.
Most especially, people with kidney diseases should not take carambola as it may lead to serious health complications.
Note: This is from personal research. Consult certified medical personnel for advice on health and medical issues.
Star fruits can cause
- Neurological disorders
- Kidney failure
Is it advisable to eat unripe Star Fruits
No! I won’t advise you on that.
Eating unripe star fruit can affect your gastrointestinal tract (gut health) because it contains a high amount of oxalic acid.
Is Consuming Star Fruit Advisable For High Blood Pressure Patients?
Yes! Very much.
It is advisable. Star fruits contain fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and phosphorus which are essential nutrients in the reduction of blood pressure.
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So, if you have issues with your blood pressure, go ahead and add star fruit or its recipes to your meal course.
If you read to the end, you’ll see ample ways to do so.
Also, be moderate in your consumption of the fruit as excess intake of it could be toxic.
Now you have background knowledge of carambola ( star fruit ), try these recipes and add them to your diet.
STAR FRUIT RECIPES TO TRY THIS DAY!
1. Star fruit chips
- Cinnamon powder
- Ginger (in powder form)
- Star fruit
- Wash your star fruits.
- Carefully cut your ripe star-fruits into a bowl. Cutting off the edges first.
- Then pour in a small pot over medium heat enough water that will cover your star fruits.
- Allow the water to boil, before adding your grounded ginger and cinnamon powder.
- Steam for a few seconds, then add your already diced star fruits.
- Simmer for a few minutes then reduce the heat.
- Drain the water from the star fruits and allow it to cool for
- 15-20 minutes.
- Put the star fruits in a pan and bake for about an hour. Until it turns brown and brittle.
- You can store your chips and enjoy them with your family.
2. Star fruit jam
- Fresh star fruits
- Vanilla flavor
- Lemon juice
- Wash your selected star-fruits thoroughly.
- Dice them on a cutting board while removing the seeds simultaneously.
- Put the diced pieces into a pot and add sufficient water. Just enough to cover them.
- Then turn on the heat.
- Add your grated nutmeg, vanilla flavor, sugar, clove, lemon juice, and salt.
- Gradually increase the heat until the mixture begins to boil and the star fruits are tender and soft.
- After boiling, let the star fruits stay overnight, then strain the excess water the next day if any.
- Pour the star fruits into a pot and add your butter.
- Put the pot on medium heat and whack the star fruit till it looks like a mixture.
- Connect your blender to an electrical source and pour in the mixture. Blend till it’s properly jammed.
- Using a filter, strain any excess water remaining and pour the jam into an already purified jar and seal.
- You can choose to wait a day or two before using the jam.
3. Star fruit juice
Do you need something different to help you digest that snack?
Try this simple star fruit juice recipe and thank me later.
- Ripe star fruits
- Coconut water
- Mint leave
- Wash and dice the Carambola. Put it in a bowl.
- Dice the ginger and get your coconut water ready.
- Blend diced Carambola and ginger, and add a little water as you do.
- Add the mint leaves and coconut water for flavor.
- Blend for a few more seconds.
- You can choose to pour it into a jar and refrigerate it before serving it.
I love tea, green tea, cocoa tea, whichever one. Do you? If yes, then awesome, join me on this ride.
If not, you’re missing a whole lot. Take my hand, I won’t pressurize you to try something you don’t like.
I just want to show an unusual recipe.
Let’s tag it #icedfruittea.
4. Star fruit Iced Tea
- Mint leaves
- Tea leaves
- Lemon juice
- Slice the already washed carambola and place it in a tray
- Sprinkle the lemon juice on it and add water. Just enough to cover it.
- Put in a freezer for five to six hours.
- Over boiling water, add the mint and tea leaves, including the sugar, and allow to brew for thirteen to fifteen minutes.
- Strain the tea into a jug and allow it to cool, then add the leftover lemon juice.
- Pour the tea into a cup, get the star fruit ice from the freezer, and crack it into pieces.
- Put some ice into the tea and serve.
5. Star fruit cocktail
- Star fruits
- Lime juice
- Mint leaves
- Ice cubes
- Cointreau (orange liqueur)
- Wash and slice the star fruits. Keep some aside.
- Put the sliced star fruits in a blender, add the orange liqueur, vodka, mint leaves, and lime juice, and blend.
- Strain the mixture and add rum and ice cubes. Then, garnish with the leftover slices of star fruits.
- Enjoy as a refreshment or with a meal.
Which of these recipes do you love the most?
So what you eat directly affects your health, and don’t be surprised it does something to your looks too. I mean your physical appearance.
Now, if you’re a lady I’m about to show you something you most likely don’t know.
And if you’re a guy, your sister, mom, or girlfriend might love this so…
Star fruit water for hair growth!
Most ladies deal with stunted hair growth problems that may be due to hereditary issues or health problems.
Star fruits contain antioxidants that improve hair growth and give your skin a glowing look.
Eating star-fruits provides your body with nutrients needed for healthy growth.
Do you want to be a STAR?
Eat a STAR FRUIT today!
I hope you’ll add star-fruits to your cart when next you go grocery shopping.
You don’t want to miss that.
In this post, I’ve shared the effects of excessive intake of star fruits with you.
You’ve also known the nutritional value of each star fruit you take.
Now you know that star fruits are also called carambola.
You’ve also learned the different ways you can enjoy carambola either as a snack or a drink.
From this post, you’ve known that carambola water can be used as a hair food and to treat common hair problems like hair breakage.
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