Monday, November 16, 2009

How to choose a starfruit

Starfruit start green and turn yellow then orange starting the center. Starfruit is considered ripe starting around 50% yellow. Starfruit when green are tart with the taste turning sweeter as the color changes. If you like your starfruit tart, look for Asian starfruit. Florida starfruit are generally much sweeter.

The starfruit's points will turn brown as the fruit ripens. You can always take a carrot peeler and trim off the brown tips. if desired.

You can eat a starfruit like an apple or like an ear of corn - chewing your way down each prong of the "star" until you're left with a core. Slicing the starfruit into small stars is the most popular way to enjoy the fruit.

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