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Know all health benefits of star fruit

Star fruit or carambola  is a sweet and sour fruit. It has a five-point star shape.  Star fruit is a low-calorie and low fat fruit. It is also rich  in Vitamin B, Vitamin C, salt, potassium, iron, and numerous key antioxidants.

This is the nutrient content of a single, medium-sized (91-gram) star fruit (1):

Fiber: 3 grams

Protein: 1 gram

Vitamin C: 52% of the RDI

Vitamin B5: 4% of the RDI

Folate: 3% of the RDI

Copper: 6% of the RDI

Potassium: 3% of the RDI

Magnesium: 2% of the RDI

Here are the  health benefits of Star fruit:

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Excellent source of fibre: Star fruit is high fibre. The fibre content aids digestion by treating irregular bowel motions and encouraging the growth of beneficial microorganisms.

Maintains cholesterol levels:  The soluble fibre, in star fruit, has been proven to have cholesterol-lowering properties.  The fruit reduces  bad cholesterol activity and remove fat molecules from circulation.

Ideal for weight loss: Star fruit can keep you fuller for longer and speed up your metabolism.

Good for cardiovascular health:  The fruit lowersthe risk of cardiovascular disease. Star fruits is  high in salt, potassium, and other minerals that help regulate blood pressure.

Prevent cellular damage: Natural antioxidants found in star fruits include vitamin C, B-carotene, and gallic acid. These antioxidants aid in the prevention of cellular damage.

Boost immunity: Star fruit is abundant in antioxidants and vitamin C. This combo can help to keep your immune system strong. Furthermore, star fruit contains magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, potassium, and phosphorus.


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