Carambola

(Averrhoa carambola)

Fruit of a greenish colour that becomes yellow when ripening. It has 5 perfectly marked ribs. The flesh is abundant, crunchy and juicy. It can be 5 to 8 cm long and it is divided into cells with several seeds in each one. Because of this, when cutting across it, the pieces resemble a star.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Carambola
Spanish: Carambola
English: Carambola

Category

Fruit

Family

Commercial: Tropical fruit
Scientific: Oxalidàcia

Nutritional value

23 calories per cada 100 grams

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

Carambola tree

Nowadays, it is mainly cultivated in South-East Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Australia, etc.), tropical America (Central America and Florida) and Africa.

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