Also called Star Fruit, good quality Carambola is firm and its skin will be yellow with no green tinges. Avoid fruit with brown, shriveled ribs. Slight browning along the edges is normal.Avoid product that is soft, blemished or has excessive browning along the edges. Let Carambola ripen at room temperature until the fruit is completely golden.
Carambola with a floral-fruity aroma are at their peak of freshness and are ready-to-eat.
Carambola with narrow ribs are tarter than fruit with thick, fleshy ribs. You can store Carambola in your refrigerator for approximately two weeks depending on the fruit's condition at time of purchase.
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