The star fruit, or carambola fruit is yellow when ripe, tasting like grapes, pear, and citrus fruit, with a note of sour and sweet. It is very healthy and low in calories, high in vitamin C, B, antioxidants, riboflavin, niacin, folate, calcium, potassium, zinc, iron, and manganese. Let us see its health benefits:
- Regulates hypertension – this is due to the high amounts of potassium that is able to regulate the blood pressure. Its regular consumption can treat hypertension.
- Controls diabetes– the fruit is low in sugar and the fiber helps balance the blood sugar levels during the day because it prevents fast glucose absorption from the gut.
- Proper development of the fetus – the fruit contain folic acid, i.e. vitamin B9 that helps with pregnancy. This acid is vital during the first months of gestation. It is important for the development of the neural tube and the baby’s brain. If you consume it regularly after the delivery it will aid in breast milk formation.