Produce of the Month

Posted January 2024
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The produce of the month is both delicious and beautiful. This month’s star produce is carambola or commonly known as starfruit. This beautiful fruit is a good source of fiber to keep your gut health and functioning optimally. Starfruit is also a good source of vitamin C while helps to keep your immune system functioning optimally and is needed to make the protein collagen. Collagen is needed for strong ligaments and tendons as well as youthful looking skin.

Starfruit is also a good source of potassium which helps to lower your blood pressure and keeps your heart healthy. Starfruit also have plant compounds including epicatechin, quercetin and gallic acid. These act as antioxidants in your body.

To enjoy this fruit try adding as part of a fruit salad or serve on top of your favourite cereal. Starfruit can also add as a perfect topping on top of a Corn Thins slice with cream cheese. Starfruit also makes a great salsa which works perfectly with a side of Corn Thins slices.

Ashleigh Felth…
Accredited Practising Dietitian
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