The “start” fruit is yellow inside and takes sweet and sour. It resembles the taste of grapes, pear and citrus fruits. It is low in calories and high in antioxidants, vitamins C and B, folate, riboflavin, niacin and minerals.
This fruit can regulate hypertension, because it contains sodium and potassium.
It lowers cholesterol due its high fiber content. It improves your heart health and increases the HDL levels.
It strengthens the immune system, because it is rich in vitamin C and prevents viral diseases, lice common colds or influenza.
It improves sleep and treats insomnia, due its high amount of magnesium. It fights insomnia and helps you with the disturbed night sleep.
It helps digestion, because the fiber clears the intestines and fights constipation. You can prevent digestive issues if you eat one after heavy meals.
It is beneficial for the skin, due its high amount of flavonoid. You can use it to prevent diseases such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Also, it contains zinc, which is known for treating acne.
It assures the proper fetus development, because it contains folic acid, which is vital during the first months of gestation.
It controls diabetes, because this fruit is low in sugar. The fiber in the carambola fruit balances the blood sugar levels during the day.
It has antimicrobial action. It fights infections caused by E.coli, like Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Aureus, Klebsiella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Also, it improves eye health.
You should not consume this fruit if you suffer from kidney diseases, kidney dialysis, or kidney failure, as it is high in oxalic acid and carambola, or if you take medications like opiates, statins, or benzodiazepines.