Born a Star

Born a star is a fascinating, tropical and exotic fruit: the Star Fruit. Also known as Star Apple (scientifically referred to as Averrhoa carambola)

Having a tree of this beautiful fruit in our garden and relishing the taste of organic, freshly picked star fruits nowadays, I’ve been inspired to share my joy- and the journey of this starry fellow.


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The Beginning


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Pollination and Birth


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Grown up – On the Branch  


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Camouflaged    (Spot as many as you can!)


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In the Basket


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On the plate


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On the plate still


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  Two Eaten- In the tummy


While savoring the fruit, I wondered what health benefits it offers. A quick search revealed the following:

  • Fights cancer
  • Boosts immune system
  • Acts as anti-inflammatory
  • Strengthens the heart
  • Maintains blood sugar and blood pressure
  • Improves Iron absorption by the body
  • Aids Digestion
  • Boosts milk production in women
  • Eases digestion and prevents constipation
  • Contributes to a radiant skin and hair
  • Helps get a good night’s sleep
  • Assists in weight loss

With myriad health benefits and an invigorating taste, the star fruit really is one fascinating, five-pointed delight!


The health benefits of star fruit were read from:






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