Carambola is an evergreen, slow-growing tree высотой5 MS drooping branches and thick, much-branched rounded crown or shrub. The leaves are soft, dark green, smooth above and covered with whitish pubescence below. Leaves sensitive to light and gather together for the night.
One of the advantages of starfruit low caloric content, per 100 g fruit has just 34 to 35 kcal. The fruit is quite rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, magnesium and potassium. It also contains a lot of vitamin C, thiamine, Riboflavin, beta-carotene and Pantothenic acid. About the benefits of carambola for the human health not much is known. However, the composition of the fruit speaks for itself – it is a great source of vitamins and minerals.
Carambola useful for vitamin deficiency and lowered immunity. Carambola helps with colic and headaches, fevers and hangovers. In addition, it can be used as a laxative.
Canned candied fruits karambuli are used against diarrhea, as well as to relieve hangover. Also carambola excellent thirst quencher.
The presence of large amounts of oxalic acid in acidic varieties of the carambola requires caution when consuming them for food suffering from enterocolitis, gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer in the acute stage. The use of acidic fruits in large quantities may lead to disorders in the body salt metabolism and renal pathology.