Carambolo in Mexico
Known as Carambolo in Mexico, Chinese Tamarind in Venezuela, Caramboleiro in Brazil, it is best known as the Star Fruit because of its shape when sliced. However, not only is the shape and sweet tangy flavor attractive, it also brings many health benefits.
- Contains vitamins A and C, which improve your sight and protect your immune system.
- Contains antioxidants, which prevent premature cellular aging.
- Prevents constipation.
- Reduces cholesterol levels in the blood.
- Reduces the risks of suffering cardiovascular disease.
- And because of its low sodium, carbohydrates, and rich potassium content, people suffering diabetes and arterial hypertension can benefit from it.
It’s with good reason that it’s named the Star Fruit! An international star: Although it originally comes from Malaysia and Indonesia, its ability to adapt to warm climates has helped it thrive around the globe. Currently, it is cultivated in countries such as Mexico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Brazil, India and Thailand. “Tips on how to eat stars” You can enjoy it in slices lightly dusted with Chile powder, or in juices, as it is a refreshing drink. It is also great for decorating cocktails; you can even use it to decorate salty snacks or tapas. And the best of all is that you can find it throughout the year!