averrhoa carambola

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star fruit

Waxy fruit has star shape when cut in slices. Entire fruit is edible, including the waxy skin. Juicy insides are tart, sour. Tastes like mix of apple, pear and citrus. High vitamin C, antioxidants, beta-carotene, fiber, anti-microbial. Useful for blood pressure, vision, cholesterol. Contains oxalic acid, avoid if you have kidney problems. Has compounds that increase medication dosage in body (like grapefruit) Tree grows 15-36 ft (5-12m)
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A comprehensive study on antioxidant, antibacterial, cytotoxic and phytochemical properties of Averrhoa carambola.
Analgesic activity of the fruit extract of Averrhoa carambola.
Hypotensive effect of aqueous extract oi Averrhoa carambola L.
Alteracoes eletrofisiologicas produzidas pela Averrhoa carambola L em coracao de cobaia.
Sapindales : Anacardiaceae) Bactrocera Carambola, Averrhoa carambola Suriname, French carambolae L.
and infestations by Lonchaeidae in the following 16 host plant species: Averrhoa carambola L.
We chose to conduct these trials in carambola, Averrhoa carambola (Oxalidaceae), because orchards of this fruit were available to the researchers in 3 different regions of Puerto Rico.
Fruit fly traps baited with putrescine and ammonium acetate were placed in orchards of litchi and rambutan, as well as an adjacent orchard of carambola, Averrhoa carambola, to demonstrate the presence of fruit flies while litchi and rambutan were fruiting.
Trampas para la mosca de la fruta con carnada a base de putrecina y acetato de amonio fueron colocadas en huertos de litchi y rambutan y en huertos cercanos de carambola, Averrhoa carambola, para demostrar la presencia de la mosca de la fruta mientras los arboles experimentales estaban en fruto.