Averrhoa Bilimbi (Star Fruit)

Local Name: Buah Belimbing

Scientific Name:  Averrhoa bilimbi

Family:  Qxalidaceae

Origin/Habitat: Originated from Malaysia and Indonesia

Details: Star fuits are oblong and small in size, and are rarely eaten fresh because its sour taste. A nearly ripe fruit is usually used as a flavour enhancer

Uses: Star fruit can get rid of the fishy taste, especially freshwater fish (bream). Therefore, the fruit is often used for brewing to the Malays and Chinese. The trees are grown as ornamental plants and its leaves can be used for medicine

Breeding: N/A

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