|Carambola (Star Fruit)|
|Tuesday, 25 November 2008 10:41|
Carambola, also known as the Star Fruit due to its remarkable appearance when sliced, grows mainly in Taiwan and Southern China with major natural distribution in India, Indonesia, and south-east China. It is commercially planted in other sub-tropical and tropical regions including Florida, Hawaii and parts of Latin America.
Carambola can help ward off winter colds, since it contains high levels of Vitamin C, and is also beneficial due to its high levels of fibre. Carambola is also good choice for those who are trying to reduce weight as part of a controlled diet owing to its low calorific value. As a juice or purée it is a very interesting component when used in juice blends, smoothies and ice creams.
FDL has direct partnerships with juice producers in more than 40 countries around the world. We are constantly working in fast growing markets especially in China and can source well-established and novel fruit varieties for any application.
For more detailed information on Carambola or any other juice and purée from our extensive range, please contact FDL on +44 (0)20 7488 0777.