Friday, May 18, 2012

FRUITS OF BRAZIL - Starfruit (Carambola)

Many of the most popular tropical fruits in Brazil originated in what is now Brazilian national territory - fruits like caju, açaí, and lots of others. Some fruits, though, even though they are thoroughly Brazilianized, came to this country from distant shores. In this group are fruits like the mango (from Southeast Asia), all the citrus fruits (also from Asia), and Brazil's most popular fruit, the banana.

Another Asian import to Brazil which has been enthusiastically added to the roster of Brazilian fruits is the magically-shaped starfruit, known in Portuguese as carambola. In fact, in certain regional variations of English the fruit is also referred to as carambola, not starfruit.

The carambola grows prodigiously in Brazil's tropical climate, and the tree is perfectly suited to backyard gardens and small orchards. Many Brazilian homes come "equipped" with their own carambola tree in the yard, thus eliminating the necessity of shopping in the market when the recipe at hand calls for star fruit.

Starfruits (Averrhoa carambola) are most often eaten, in Brazil as elsewhere, in their raw, uncooked state. Unlike many tropical fruits, the entire fruit is edible, including the waxy skin. Although the fruit can be sweet, it is never overpoweringly so, and there is always a sharp, tart undertone. The taste of a starfruit is often compared to a combination of citrus, pear and sour apple flavors.

Because the exotic star-shaped form of a sliced carambola is so dramatic, often this fruit is relegated to the category of garnish - it sits on the rim of a cocktail glass next to a tiny paper parasol, or perches on the edge of a salad bowl. This is unfortunate, because when added directly to a dish, like a seafood salad, or a rice pilaf, its flavor can add a flavor note that enlivens and sparks up the dish.

Starfruits are high in vitamin C and antioxidants and low in sugar and sodium, so they are extremely healthy. A note of caution, though - the fruit contains oxalic acid and is therefore very dangerous for anyone with compromised renal function, for example, anyone suffering from kidney failure or kidney stones. Persons with such conditions should not eat starfruit at all.

7 comments:

  1. Làm sao có thể mua đồ mỹ hay order hàng mỹ tại Việt nam? Đừng lo đã có giao nhận 247 chúng tôi.
    Với kinh nghiệm lâu năm trong lĩnh vực chuyển hàng từ nước ngoài về Việt Nam và Việt Nam đi các nước khác. Khi bạn đến với chúng tôi, bạn sẽ được tư vấn giải đáp những thắc mắc về mà bạn thắc mắc khi mua hàng ở nước ngoài.
    Một số dịch vụ tiêu biểu chúng tôi đang cung cấp như: chuyển hàng từ Đài Loan về Việt Nam, ship hàng Úc về Việt Nam, ship hàng từ Nhật về Việt Nam, mua hàng online Hàn Quốc, gửi hàng từ Pháp về Việt Nam hay là vận chuyển hàng đi Campuchia. Hãy liên hệ với chúng tôi khi bạn cần chuyển hàng từ nước ngoài về hay là từ Việt Nam đi nước ngoài nhé.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Kolkata escorts Perusing your substance is such an astounding establishment, to the point that I would love to consider routinely. Assessing the motivations behind interest decided on your overview is astoundingly spellbinding.
    kolkata Escorts
    Kolkata call girls
    Escorts in kolkata
    Call girls in Kolkata
    Kolkata escorts services
    Escorts services in Kolkata
    Kolkata independent escorts
    Independent Kolkata escorts
    Kolkata escorts photos
    Kolkata Call Girls photos
    Kolkata escorts services
    Kolkata call girls services

    ReplyDelete
  3. Kolkata escorts to an extraordinary degree awed with the way in which you make. The creativity that you've made is fundamentally fabulous. I've changed into an aficionado of your made work and I've obtained in your blog to dependably read your new substance.

    Kolkata Escorts
    Escorts in Kolkata
    Kolkata independent escorts
    Independent Kolkata escorts

    ReplyDelete
  4. Kolkata escorts Rich substance given in your blog is really unprecedented. I've really transformed into an admirer of your substance. I trust you will share simply more such kind of audit later on. You've prepared such unprecedented musings in your substance.
    kolkata Escorts
    Kolkata escorts services

    ReplyDelete
  5. Kolkata escorts sharp data you've joined the article is an unprecedented learning for me. I've all around experienced it and took in a ton. I've bookmarked your site in my web program with the target that I can look at it on different occasions.
    Escorts in kolkata
    Escorts Services in Kolkata

    ReplyDelete
  6. Through this place up, i do understand that your smart statistics in gambling with all of the gadgets was terribly useful. I inform that that is often this might be this can be usually the primary house anywhere i perceive troubles i even area unit looking for. you have got got got associate distinctive but participating indicates that of writing
    Gurgaon Call Girls |
    Independent Call
    Girls in Gurgan
    | Call Girls in
    Gurgaon/Gurugram
    | Russian
    Aerocity Call Girls
    |
    Gurgaon Call Girls Service

    ReplyDelete