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How to Peel & Eat Star Fruit

by
author image Joe Ashton
Joe Ashton started writing professionally in 2006. He has more than five years of experience writing and editing in broadcast, print and online journalism for a variety of companies including several television stations. Ashton holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from Idaho State University.
How to Peel & Eat Star Fruit
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Star fruit, also known as carambola or star apple, originated in Southeast Asia and Malaysia, but can be found in tropical areas such as Florida and Hawaii. The peak season for star fruit is July through February. Star fruit is often used as a garnish or eaten raw. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, star fruit is high in vitamin C and naturally low in fat with no sodium or cholesterol.

Step 1

How to Peel & Eat Star Fruit
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Choose a star fruit that is ripe and ready to eat. It will be firm, possess a shiny yellow color and may have slightly brown edges.

Step 2

How to Peel & Eat Star Fruit
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Rinse the star fruit under cool water to remove any dirt or debris. Dry the fruit with a paper towel.

Step 3

How to Peel & Eat Star Fruit
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Place the star fruit on the cutting board horizontally.

Step 4

How to Peel & Eat Star Fruit
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Use a sharp knife to cut off the ends of the star fruit; discard them.

Step 5

How to Peel & Eat Star Fruit
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Slice the remaining star fruit across its width into your desired size pieces. The sliced fruit will be in the shape of a star.

Step 6

How to Peel & Eat Star Fruit
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Remove any seeds from the star fruit, either with a knife or by pushing them out with your fingers.

Step 7

How to Peel & Eat Star Fruit
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Cut away a small portion of each of the five tips or points of the star fruit.

Step 8

How to Peel & Eat Star Fruit
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Remove the fruit's outer waxy skin by placing the tip of the knife between the peel and fruit. Trace the knife around the peel to slice off all of its edges.

Step 9

How to Peel & Eat Star Fruit
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Eat the star fruit raw or add it as a garnish to drinks and recipes.

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