9 Star Fruit Benefits
Here are 9 reasons to be a little adventurous and try this funky fruit.
1. Antimicrobial and Antioxidant
Chemicals in star fruit provide antibacterial and antifungal benefits against common pathogens such as Salmonella, E.coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (causes blood infections and pneumonia) (5, 6).
Its free-radical scavenging ability is impressive, with multiple compounds reducing inflammation and oxidative stress in the body.
2. Regulates Blood Sugar
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Carambola root extract reduces serum blood glucose and promotes pancreatic function (7). Its own sugar (4 grams) and caloric content (30) are low so is a good fruit choice for diabetics.
In a 2014 study, star fruit showed protective effects against induced liver cancer in mice, with implications for natural cancer treatment (8).