Carambola or Starfruit can be used in many ways. Perfectly ripe they can be eaten out of hand like apples, juiced and even cooked. Even unripe starfruit’s slightly sour flavor pairs well with spices. Think chutneys and relishes. Being in abundance during the long Winter months makes them a great choice during cold and flu season. They are high in Vitamin C and full of antioxidants. Counting your carbs? This exotic fruit is low in calories and high in fiber. Bonus!

Think outside the box with this one. Try it in a simple chicken salad or an Asian inspired soup. Starfruit has a great reputation for going alongside seafood. What about pickled, preserved or stewed with other fruit? This fruit is not just a garnish but it doesn’t hurt that they are just stunning to look at.