Carambola (kehr-ahm-BOH-lah) is a juicy, sweet-tart fragrant fruit that derives its other name--star fruit--from its shape when sliced crosswise. The skin is edible, so there's no need to peel the fruit.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2007

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Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup fruit and 2 teaspoons nuts)
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Ingredients

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  • Combine mint, pineapple juice, lime juice, and honey in a small bowl.

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  • Combine papaya, pineapple, and carambola in a large bowl. Drizzle honey mixture over fruit, and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with macadamia nuts. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; calories from fat 51%; fat 4.4g; saturated fat 0.7g; mono fat 3.3g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 10.3g; fiber 1.9g; iron 0.3mg; sodium 2mg; calcium 17mg.
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