Starfruit (Carambola) Facts for Kids
What am I?
When you first see me, you might not notice that I like to be the star! I am native to islands like the Philippines and Indonesia, which have hot and tropical climates. I've become more popular worldwide for my unique shape. I can be sweet or tart.
Where I grow
I grow on trees. My tree grows slowly and can grow fruit for about 40 years. Unlike most trees in cooler climates, my tree flowers many times each year. I am a green fruit, but when I turn slightly yellow, I'm ready to pick off the tree.
After I'm picked
I can be made into juice, jam, cooked, and of course, eaten fresh. Every part of me you can eat, even my skin that is smooth and waxy. I should be set in the fridge and then eaten soon before my edges turn brown.
Did you guess.... Starfruit
When you cut into starfruit, it looks like a star!
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