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Fruit is considered to be one of those food products with essential importance for our organism and the proper function of each basic life process, which is the main reason why fruit should play important role in our everyday diet.
Luckily, we live in a region with lots of fruit varieties, but still it is just one small part of what nature has to offer.
We present you ten fruits which are quite unusual for people in some parts of the world, but at the same time, quite common for some cuisines. Some of these fruits can be consumed raw, but be careful, because some are used in preparation of juices and jams, and others are used as a base for the most delicious world specialties.
Karambola or “Averrhoa carambola”, also known as star fruit, is a type of fruit popular throughout Southeast Asia, the South Pacific and parts of East Asia and it is also cultivated in Latin America, Caribbean Islands, and the south of the United States.
You can consume the whole fruit, including its “wax peel”. Karambola flesh is crisp, firm and very juicy. Taking in consider it contains 4 % sugar, this fruit is very sweet, and it is also rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and potassium. Karambola taste can be compared with the mixture of apple, pear and lemon.