Today I was harvesting my Starfruit tree and gave some out to my neighbors, I love too share my fruit and produce with friends and family. The beauty of nature and Organics is priceless and we all should enjoy Life to the fullest by taking time to focus on the things that better our health and also help Mother Earth! Can you give your self a little time to become with with nature? You can contribute as lil or as much as you can.
Now back to my Starfruit harvesting today... as I was enjoying some fresh Coconut water from my coconut palm tree I took a walk in my back yard to check on my Avocado tree and noticed my Starfruit tree was full of starfruit, so I called my kids to help me pick some starfruit. We managed to pick 14 starfruits and left the rest for next week.
Its a cool windy day and its perfect for some Chilled Starfuit Smoothie! Here is a lil information about StarFruit and its benefits ...
Star fruit is one of the very low calorie exotic fruits. (100 g and 31 calories)
B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6)
Minerals and electrolytes like potassium, phosphorus, and zinc and iron.
Even the skin of the starfruit is beneficial because of its fiber content provides a good amount of dietary fiber which helps prevent absorption of dietary LDL cholesterol Stomache and The dietary fibers also help protect the mucous membrane of the colon from exposure to toxic substances by binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon.
Preparation and Serving tips
To prepare, wash them thoroughly in cold water, dry mop using absorbent cloth. Trim off the ends and dry edges of the ribbed angles. Cut the fruit crossway into thin sections, which resemble like a starfish. Pick out any seeds located near the center.
Star fruits are generally used as a garnish in salads, sorbets, drinks, Smoothies and Yogurt.
I love to chill my starFruit and eat as snacks and also add to my Green Juice to change it up once awhile or Just add a few starfruits with Ice in my blender and just prepare a basic Starfruit sorbet. No Guilt over here!
As you can see below, My Favorite GREEN Drink!
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Here is my Favorite recipe: GREEN Starfruit-Banana Smoothie
1 large starfruit, deseeded
1 banana, peeled
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups fresh baby spinach
8 ounces of coconut water
Also their are some Starfruit Precautions you should know about if you suffer from Kidney Failure,Starfruit should be avoided by those with kidney disease, kidney failure and those on dialysis as it contains oxalic acid which may complicate these conditions. why?? Like grapefruit, starfruit may interfere with prescription medications. Always check with your doctor or pharmacist before you consume starfruit if you are on any medications.