Hearabout our carambola


The carambola is a star-shaped fruit with a light yellow skin and translucent flesh that can contain a few (edible) black seeds. Its tarty sweetness makes it especially thirst-quenching.

Carambola is often used in salads, tastes delicious with ice cream and desserts and makes an attractive garnish for various dishes or cocktails. Yex actively supports this wonderful product and we will be happy to help you with special offers and promotional activities.

Our carambolas go under our brand Discovered.

Passport Carambola

Name Carambola or star fruit
Family Oxalidaceae
Varieties Arkin, Golden Star
Origin Indonesia, Malaysia
Source Malaysia, China
Availability Year-round
Packaging Ask about the options
Brand Discovered or supplier's brand

Storage advice Carambola

In the store
Before selling, carambolas should be stored under cool, dry conditions at 9 - 10 degrees Celsius and a relative humidity (RH) of 85 - 90%.

At home
We advise consumers to store carambolas at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Do not store below 5 degrees Celsius.

Usage tips Carambola

When ripe, the fruit is juicy and has a refreshing sweet-tart to sweet flavour. The carambola can be used in many dishes and is also delicious simply eaten out of hand. The remarkable shape of carambolas when sliced also makes them a favourite garnish.

Extra tip for the consumer
Carambolas are thirst quenching and contain less than 40 calories.

Calendar Carambola

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Growing areas Carambola

Carambola Growth

This fruit originates from Malaysia and Indonesia but is now being cultivated in almost all (sub)tropical regions. Most of our carambolas are produced in Malaysia, the world’s largest exporter of this fruit.


Discovered Carambola

Carambolas go under our brand Discovered. The packaging on Discovered products provides not only details about their source and flavour – and the standard table of nutritional values – but also explains how the product should be stored and prepared.