Carambola (fruit)

Carambola is the fruit of the small tree, Averrhoa carambola, native to Indonesia and other tropical areas in Asia. Commonly referred to as star fruit, carambola may be consumed fresh or made into jam, jelly, juice or tarts 1. The fruit is a good source of fiber and rich in vitamin C, which likely contributes to its antioxidant activities 2.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Ensminger AH, Ensminger ME, Konlande JE, Robson JRK. The Concise Encyclopedia of Foods and Nutrition. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1995.