Star fruit, also known as carambola, is native to Southeast Asia. Star fruit can be slightly sour with a firm, juicy flesh similar to a grape. Sweeter star fruit is typically a brighter yellow with browned edges. The entire fruit can be eaten, including its skin, and you can eat it as is, slice and use the fun shape as a garnish in cocktails, and it can also be used in salads and desserts.
Crystal Valley star fruit is grown in the United States.
Choose star fruit that is firm, shiny, and yellow without brown blemishes on the skin.
Store unripened star fruit in a dark area at room temperature. The fruit will be ripe when it turns yellow.