Here, it is both common and popular because of its high water content and is a refreshing treat in our tropical heat.
The juicy fruit is a good alternative to water as it has a relatively higher water content than most fruits.
It is also an excellent source of Vitamin C. A small whole fruit will contribute to one-third of the recommendeddaily Vitamin C intake. It is also high in dietary fibre and naturally sodium-free.
When buying starfruits, choose those that are skinny, firm and evencoloured.
If only unripe fruits are available, all you need to do is to place them in room temperature and turn them often until they turn yellow.
The starfruit is also popular because it is convenient to eat. Simply wash the fruit, remove the blemished areas and slice them across.