What is the name of the fruit commonly known as “Star fruit” because of its shape?
Star fruit, also known as carambola, is a uniquely shaped and vibrant tropical fruit that hails from Southeast Asia but is now grown in various tropical regions worldwide. When sliced in a cross-section manner, it resembles the shape of a star, giving it the name “star fruit.” The fruit is approximately 3-6 inches in length and the flesh of the fruit is yellow, crisp and tart in taste. The entire fruit can be eaten including the waxy outer layer. The taste is difficult to match, but it has been compared to a mix of apple, pear, grape, and citrus family fruits.
The correct answer is Carambola.