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Carambola (Starfruit) Juice


Traditionally Used For

  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • Skin Health
  • Thyroid

A Good Source Of

  • Antioxidants
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C

Freshness Test

Strafruits are native to Asia, especially Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and is widely grown in Malaysia. Traditionally, Starfruit is harvested during the months of June, July and August. Starfruits are now also grown in such places as Florida, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

A fresh starfruit is a fairly bright yellow color yet there may be some tinges of green showing. It is normal for the ridges of the starfruit to have a slight brown color to them. Ultimately, the fruit itself should be firm.

If the starfruit is 100% yellow with lots of brown spots on it then it is no longer fresh.


Important

Carambola (Starfruit) is high in oxalic acid.

Since carambola is high in oxalic acid it should be avoided by those who suffer from or are at risk for kidney stones, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and those whose stomach is easily irritated. Read my notes on oxalic acid for more information.

Since carambola is high in oxalic acid, you should also avoid combining carambola with other fruits that are high in calcium. Oxalic acid combines with calcium to create an indigestible compound. You should also avoid eating calcium rich food immediately after eating or juicing carambola or any food high in oxalic acid. This includes foods like tofu.


General

It's possible to buy unripe starfruit and then let it ripen in your home. Unripe starfruit is green and will usually ripen in a few days.


Chinese Herbal Information

Properties:

Energy: cold
5 Elements: wood,earth
5 Flavors: sour,sweet

General Information:

Nothing to report.

Cautions & Suggestions:

Nothing to report.

Benefits:

  • Fevers
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Indigestion
  • Kidney and Bladder Stones
  • Mouth Ulcers (Canker Sores)
  • Promotes Urination
  • Tooth Pains

Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies That You Might Like

I have personally been using herbal and homeopathic remedies with great success since 1992. So like me, you might find that in addition to juicing, the following herbal and/or homeopathic remedies may be beneficial in helping you achieve greater and better health.

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  • AllergiClear

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  • Healthy Lungs UltraPack

    Homeopathic medicine Triple Complex BronchoSoothe for tightening of the chest and Herbal supplement BioVent Drops for easy, steady breathing and Herbal supplement Inflam Dr. for whole body health.
  • Blood Sugar Balance ComboPack

    Homeopathic medicine Triple Complex Glucose Control for sugar imbalances in the blood and herbal supplement Insulate Plus for pancreatic and endocrine system health.

Picture of Carambola (Starfruit)

picture of carambolas

Photo by Scott Bauer.


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Carambola (Starfruit) — Nutritional Analysis

  • Nutrient
  • Units
  • Value / 100 g
  • Proximates
  • Water
  • g
  • 91.38
  • Energy
  • kcal
  • 31
  • Energy
  • kJ
  • 128
  • Protein
  • g
  • 1.04
  • Total lipid (fat)
  • g
  • 0.33
  • Ash
  • g
  • 0.52
  • Carbohydrate, by difference
  • g
  • 6.73
  • Fiber, total dietary
  • g
  • 2.8
  • Sugars, total
  • g
  • 3.98
  • Minerals
  • Calcium, Ca
  • mg
  • 3
  • Iron, Fe
  • mg
  • 0.08
  • Magnesium, Mg
  • mg
  • 10
  • Phosphorus, P
  • mg
  • 12
  • Potassium, K
  • mg
  • 133
  • Sodium, Na
  • mg
  • 2
  • Zinc, Zn
  • mg
  • 0.12
  • Copper, Cu
  • mg
  • 0.137
  • Manganese, Mn
  • mg
  • 0.037
  • Selenium, Se
  • mcg
  • 0.6
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
  • mg
  • 34.4
  • Thiamin
  • mg
  • 0.014
  • Riboflavin
  • mg
  • 0.016
  • Niacin
  • mg
  • 0.367
  • Pantothenic acid
  • mg
  • 0.391
  • Vitamin B-6
  • mg
  • 0.017
  • Folate, total
  • mcg
  • 12
  • Folic acid
  • mcg
  • 0
  • Folate, food
  • mcg
  • 12
  • Folate, DFE
  • mcg_DFE
  • 12
  • Choline, total
  • mg
  • 7.6
  • Vitamin B-12
  • mcg
  • 0.00
  • Vitamin B-12, added
  • mcg
  • 0.00
  • Vitamin A, RAE
  • mcg_RAE
  • 3
  • Retinol
  • mcg
  • 0
  • Carotene, beta
  • mcg
  • 25
  • Carotene, alpha
  • mcg
  • 24
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta
  • mcg
  • 0
  • Vitamin A, IU
  • IU
  • 61
  • Lycopene
  • mcg
  • 0
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin
  • mcg
  • 66
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
  • mg
  • 0.15
  • Vitamin E, added
  • mg
  • 0.00
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
  • mcg
  • 0.0
  • Lipids
  • Fatty acids, total saturated
  • g
  • 0.019
  • 4:0
  • g
  • 0.000
  • 6:0
  • g
  • 0.000
  • 8:0
  • g
  • 0.000
  • 10:0
  • g
  • 0.000
  • 12:0
  • g
  • 0.000
  • 14:0
  • g
  • 0.000
  • 16:0
  • g
  • 0.011
  • 18:0
  • g
  • 0.008
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
  • g
  • 0.030
  • 16:1 undifferentiated
  • g
  • 0.000
  • 18:1 undifferentiated
  • g
  • 0.030
  • 20:1
  • g
  • 0.000
  • 22:1 undifferentiated
  • g
  • 0.000
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
  • g
  • 0.184
  • 18:2 undifferentiated
  • g
  • 0.157
  • 18:3 undifferentiated
  • g
  • 0.027
  • 18:4
  • g
  • 0.000
  • 20:4 undifferentiated
  • g
  • 0.000
  • 20:5 n-3
  • g
  • 0.000
  • 22:5 n-3
  • g
  • 0.000
  • 22:6 n-3
  • g
  • 0.000
  • Cholesterol
  • mg
  • 0
  • Amino Acids
  • Tryptophan
  • g
  • 0.008
  • Threonine
  • g
  • 0.044
  • Isoleucine
  • g
  • 0.044
  • Leucine
  • g
  • 0.077
  • Lysine
  • g
  • 0.077
  • Methionine
  • g
  • 0.021
  • Phenylalanine
  • g
  • 0.037
  • Tyrosine
  • g
  • 0.044
  • Valine
  • g
  • 0.050
  • Arginine
  • g
  • 0.021
  • Histidine
  • g
  • 0.008
  • Alanine
  • g
  • 0.071
  • Aspartic acid
  • g
  • 0.098
  • Glutamic acid
  • g
  • 0.148
  • Glycine
  • g
  • 0.050
  • Proline
  • g
  • 0.050
  • Serine
  • g
  • 0.083
  • Other
  • Alcohol, ethyl
  • g
  • 0.0
  • Caffeine
  • mg
  • 0
  • Theobromine
  • mg
  • 0

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