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star fruit

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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Potent inhibition by star fruit of human cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A) activity.
Activity against brain tumor cell growth was observed with an extract from the star fruit stem, while an extract from the leaves was reported to be effective against liver cancer cells, according to preliminary studies.
During August and September, Sundy House will feature the Star Fruit Martini for $11 or $8 during happy hour (bar only); the Mango and Star Fruit Bavarois (the mango is also grown on property); and Gold Star Tarts.
But we're also seeing a far greater range of raw food in the first place - for example kiwifruit and star fruit, different kinds of cooking oils -that weren't present in our culture 10 or 20 years ago.
Susceptible crops include citrus, coffee, eggplant, guava, loquat, mango, melon, papaya, passion fruit, peach, pepper, persimmon, plum, star fruit, tomato, and zucchini.
Such flavors as persimmon, star fruit, lavender, cactus, chimichurri, peri-peri and masala will move to the forefront in 2009, as will spicy, woody and savory scents, according to Mintel.
Fresh coffee, ginger tea, banana and star fruit pancakes, lentils with beans and rice, boiled chaya (a green also known as "tree spinach," which is toxic if eaten raw), and a fish soup might be served.
Our lunch at Unicorn Island included elephant ear fish which was expertly prepared at our table by a waitress who wrapped it in rice paper with cucumber and star fruit.
Try new or unusual fruits and vegetables such as pomegranates, star fruit, edamame (green soybeans), or jicama, a crunchy alternative to celery for salads.
STAR FRUIT Florida-based Randi Joe Grantham's cast bronze fruit sculptures bear names like Passion Pear and Cherry Berry ($3,500).