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Starfruit Nutrition [Carambola]

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Calories in Starfruit

One large starfruit contains about 40 calories.

One medium starfruit contains about 30 and one small, about 22 calories.

One pound of starfruit contains about 160 calories.

Diet Tips for Starfruit

diet grazingWhen the Carambola is a sweet specimen it can be eaten own its own, including the skin. Be sure to slice it and remove the seeds.

diet grazingThis super fruit makes an excellent healthy addition to fruit salads, as well as a jam.

diet grazingFor a luscious dessert, poach starfruit in reduced sugar syrup (white - and Karo makes a delicious lower sugar syrup) with added lime juice.

diet grazingOh the many healthy benefits of starfruit. It is an excellent natural source for potassium; 1 large contains 165 mg. And of course, like all natural fruit selections, it is naturally low in dietary fat - as well as calories.

How the Starfruit sizes measure up:

1 Large Starfruit is about 4 1/2 inches in length.
1 Medium size is about 3 5/8 inches in length.
1 Small size equals about 3 1/8 inches in length.

Starfruit Calories, Nutrition Facts

Vitamins, Minerals

Units

100 g

1 cup cubes

1 cup sliced

1 large

1 medium

1 small

Energy, Calories

kcal

31

41

33

38

28

22

Protein

g

1.04

1.37

1.12

1.29

0.95

0.73

Total lipid (fat)

g

0.33

0.44

0.36

0.41

0.30

0.23

Carbohydrate

g

6.73

8.88

7.27

8.35

6.12

4.71

Fiber, total dietary

g

2.8

3.7

3.0

3.5

2.5

2.0

Sugars, total

g

3.98

5.25

4.30

4.94

3.62

2.79

Calcium, Ca

mg

3

4

3

4

3

2

Iron, Fe

mg

0.08

0.11

0.09

0.10

0.07

0.06

Magnesium, Mg

mg

10

13

11

12

9

7

Phosphorus, P

mg

12

16

13

15

11

8

Potassium, K

mg

133

176

144

165

121

93

Sodium, Na

mg

2

3

2

2

2

1

Zinc, Zn

mg

0.12

0.16

0.13

0.15

0.11

0.08

Vitamin C

mg

34.4

45.4

37.2

42.7

31.3

24.1

Thiamin

mg

0.014

0.018

0.015

0.017

0.013

0.010

Riboflavin

mg

0.016

0.021

0.017

0.020

0.015

0.011

Niacin

mg

0.367

0.484

0.396

0.455

0.334

0.257

Vitamin B-6

mg

0.017

0.022

0.018

0.021

0.015

0.012

Folate, DFE

g

12

16

13

15

11

8

Vitamin B-12

g

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Vitamin A, RAE

g

3

4

3

4

3

2

Vitamin A, IU

IU

61

81

66

76

56

43

Vitamin E

mg

0.15

0.20

0.16

0.19

0.14

0.10

Vitamin D (D2 + D3)

g

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Vitamin D

IU

0

0

0

0

0

0

Vitamin K

g

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Saturated Fats

g

0.019

0.025

0.021

0.024

0.017

0.013

Monounsaturated Fats

g

0.030

0.040

0.032

0.037

0.027

0.021

Polyunsaturated Fats

g

0.184

0.243

0.199

0.228

0.167

0.129

Cholesterol

mg

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

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