Green Star

Averrhoa carambola

General Information

The carambola or Green star is a tropical or exotic fruit, native to Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka, however, today it is cultivated in Australia, Hawaii, South America Thailand and Florida.

This fruit has innumerable benefits for our health, but it can cause intoxication if its intake is exaggerated.

The carambola has a particular shape, a thin, edible skin, it is yellow in color, but when it reaches its exact point of maturation it can turn golden. It has a crisp, juicy pulp with an acid flavor. Larger carambola tend to be much sweeter.

Green Star

Latin name: Averrhoa Carambola
Family plant name: Oxalidaceae
Origin: Tropical Southeast Asia

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size 132

Amount per serving
Calories 40.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.4g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2.6mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9.0g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.7g 13%
Total Sugars 5.3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 1.4g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 4.0mg 1%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 176mg 4%
Vitamin C 1.2%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.



Carambola is a fairly nutritious fruit, rich in water, but low in calories. Provides fiber which facilitates intestinal transit, has vitamins A and C, minerals such as potassium, phosphorus and calcium and provides antioxidants. Due to its properties it is considered suitable for consumption by children, young people and pregnant and lactating women.



  • Facilitates weight loss:

As a fruit rich in water and low in calories, fats and carbohydrates, it is considered the ideal food in weight loss diets.

  • It has laxative properties:

Carambola is a must for people who suffer from constipation, due to its high amount of fiber it can be used as a natural laxative.

  • Suitable for diabetic and hypertensive people:

This fruit provides low amounts of carbohydrates and sodium, and a high content of potassium, this means that when consumed, blood glucose levels are regulated.

  • Stimulates the production of collagen:

Thanks to its contribution of vitamin C, carambola stimulates the production of collagen, thus helping to better heal wounds, cuts and maintain healthy skin.

  • Due to its high content of vitamin A:

Carambolo takes care of our eye health, makes our hair grow, strengthens bones and takes care of our immune system.

  • High source of potassium:

Potassium is responsible for hydration and cell regulation in our body.

  • The consumption of this fruit increases lactation, and acts as a great stimulant for the pelvis and uterus.
  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Relieves a sore throat
  • Prevents osteoporosis

It is important to bear in mind that the green star can be toxic and generate medical contraindications to people suffering from kidney diseases due to its oxalate content.




The carambola, the more yellow it is, the sweeter its flavor. You can consume it whole, in salads, desserts or juices.

Make sure it has no stains, proceed to wash and dry it. You can consume it whole, without having to remove its shell and seeds. However, if you prefer, you can cut it into pieces and remove its skin and seeds.