star fruit n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Star fruit PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Star fruit

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 8

Star fruit - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

Star fruit. Averrhoa Carambola Oxalidaceae family. Geography of Cultivation. The origin of star fruit is not completely known but is believed to come from either Sri Lanka or Moluccas, Indonesia

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Star fruit' - benedict-estes

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
star fruit

Star fruit


Oxalidaceae family

geography of cultivation
Geography of Cultivation
  • The origin of star fruit is not completely known but is believed to come from either Sri Lanka or Moluccas, Indonesia
  • Main producers of star fruit are Australia, Guyana, India, Israel, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and the U.S.
morphological description
Morphological Description
  • 2 to 6 in. long with 5 longitudinal ridges
  • When cut into a cross-section it looks like a star
  • Two common types – sour and sweet
  • Yellow in color when ripe
features of cultivation
Features of Cultivation
  • Grown in tropical and sub-tropical climates
  • Requires full sun exposure
  • Needs at least 70 in. of rain a year
  • No soil preference but requires good drainage
  • In ideal conditions a tree will produce 200 to 400 pounds of fruit a year
star fruit uses
Star fruit Uses
  • Main use is as a food where it can be eaten as a whole or may be used in different styles of cooking or juice drinks
  • Some people use star fruit trees as ornamental plants due to the shape of their fruits and their lavender flowers.
star fruit facts
Star fruit Facts
  • Star fruit consumption may be fatal to people with kidney problems due to its oxalic acid content
  • Star fruit is also an inhibitor of cytochrome p450 isoforms which may increase the effective dosage of some medicines in the body
north american use
North American Use
  • Wasn’t accepted by consumers in the U.S. until the 1970s when Morris Arkin developed a kind of star fruit that had sweet taste that consumers enjoyed
  • This star fruit is now called the Arkin variety and it represents 98% of the grown star fruit in Florida
nutrition content
Nutrition content
  • Star fruit is consumed for its high levels of Vitamin C, antioxidants and potassium
  • It is also low in sugar, sodium and acid