Starfruit Juice

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Serves 3-4

This exotic and refreshing drink is made from the beautiful fruit Carambola, more commonly known as the Starfruit due to its unique shape. The fruit has 5 ridges running down its side, so a cross-section of the fruit resembles a pretty star!

The Starfruit is extremely juicy and sweet when ripe, with a slightly tart citrusy taste. It normally is yellow when ripe, green when not. This fruit is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C.

I find that apples and pears add a lot of depth to juice made from the starfruit, so I tend to add them when making Starfruit Juice.

2 big starfruits or 4 little ones
sugar to taste
1/4 tsp.
cold water as needed
ice cubes as needed

Wash and cut the starfruits, you can reserve some slices for garnishing. Remove seeds if any and discard.

Peel and chop both the apple and pear, discarding the core and pits/seeds.

Put all the fruits in a blender jug, add some water, salt and sugar to taste. Blend, then sieve the juice, discarding the pulp.

Taste and adjust sugar accordingly. Add ice-cubes and serve fresh!

Enjoy! :)


salaam... firstly jazakallah khair... i m very fond of ur recipes n try making some or d other every day... n let me tel u ... its ur blog which had thought me cooking.. before this i was never fond of cooking at all.. will definitely try this star fruit juice as d fruit is my favourite rite from childhood days...

Hi Fauzia,

I have seen this fruit at our markets in Mombasa and have always wondered what to do with them - I once even asked the guy selling them and he said people make fruit juice - now I have your receipe will definitely buy some and try it out - i always serve fresh juice at home:)
Jazakallah for all the amazing receipes and tips you post. May Allah Bless you always:)

Fauzia, whats the kiswahili name of this fruit? can i get it in nairobi? thanx

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Either Tunda nyota or mbirimbi za kizungu. It should be available in Nbo, try checking for it. These are available in Msa.