Starfruit

10 FACTS ABOUT STAR FRUIT

1. WHEN THE FRUIT IS CUT, IT RESEMBLES A PERFECT STAR.

2. THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF STAR FRUIT, TART AND SWEET.

3. IT WAS ONCE CALLED THE CUCUMBER TREE WHEN FIRST DISCOVERED.

4. STAR FRUIT HAS OVER 20 DIFFERENT NAMES IN ASIA

5. STAR FRUIT IS WELL KNOWN BY ITS OTHER NAME, CARAMBOLA.

6. CARAMBOLA COMES FROM THE INDIAN WORD KARAMBAL.

7. THE FRUIT WAS FIRST INTRODUCED TO FLORIDA IN 1887, FLORIDA IS NOW THE MOST POPULAR PLACE TO GROW STAR FRUIT.

8. THE FRUIT IS ONLY HARVESTED WHEN ITS GREEN WITH A LITTLE BIT OF YELLOW.

9. ITS EXTREMELY HIGH IN VITAMIN C.

10. A STAR FRUIT TREE TAKES 2-3 YEARS TO GROW.

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