Star fruit is a fruit with distinctive shape that comes from Indonesia, India, and Sri Lanka. Currently, star fruit has spread to all corners of the world. Commercial investment business in the United States, which is in South Florida and Hawaii.
Star fruit tree has compound leaves that can reach 50 cm in length, pink flowers that usually appear on the limb. This tree is branched and can grow up to 5 m. Not are like other tropical plants, this tree does not need much sunlight. The spread of star fruit tree is very broad, because the seeds spread by bees. Star fruit is yellow-green. When grown, the fruit is green. This fruit has a star-shaped cross-section. Star fruit crisp, sweet and slightly acidic because a lot of vitamin C. One kind of starfruit is bilimbi, which is often used for cooking, especially to give a sour taste in cuisine.
Star fruit has protein, fat, minerals (potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron), vitamins (C, B), beta carotene, calcium oxalate, and fiber. For people with kidney failure are prohibited from taking starfruit because levels of potassium in starfruit is very high. Star fruit in a medium-size (127 g) contains 42 calories, 91% water, 10 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 5 mg calcium, 207 mg potassium, 11 mg magnesium, 20 mg phosphorus, 62 IU of vitamin A, 27 mg vitamin C , 1 mg niacin, 0.1 mg vitamin B6, 18 mg folate, and 3 g of fiber.
Star fruit benefits
Many women who are willing to pay up to millions to beautify herself, are you like that? Star fruit is useful for facial beauty, of course this is because of star fruit has vitamin C and vitamin A, which can shrink the pores of the skin, refreshing and soothing facial. In addition, the mineral found in starfruit can reduce fatigue and make the facial skin so it looks much fresher than the previous one.
Star fruit is often recommended for the intake by people with hypertension. Pectin, able to absorb the fat thus help lower blood pressure.
Lowering cholesterol levels
Pectin is a coarse fiber will bind cholesterol and bile acids from getting into the blood vessels. As a result, cholesterol levels in the body will decrease.
Star fruit has a lot of water and potassium to ease urination, and does not allow the kidney stones creation.
Calories in star fruit is so low that the intake matched by those who are undergoing the process to lose weight. Fibers contained in starfruit play a major role for digestion so there is no constipation.
Overcoming liver disorder
Anti-inflammatory found in starfruit, it is useful to help liver disorder.
Star fruit can be eaten directly, boiled, made for juice, or as a mixture in the salad. There is also industrial products such as canned juice.