Monday, December 5, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday # 44: Carambola


In Philippine politics,  a person who is a turncoat or has many faces is called "balimbing"---the local name of Carambola or Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola).  Carambola is a tropical 5-angled fruit with tart crisp flesh.  The taste ranges from pleasantly tart and sour to slightly sweet with a complicated flavor combination that includes pineapple, lemon and plums.  The fruit is juicy and crunchy, and can be eaten fresh (I dip it in salt), or used as garnish in salads, in relishes and preserves.  It is also used as a souring agent in various Filipino dishes.    It has tiny pink blossoms.



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6 comments:

Emille said...

Carambola sounds tasty! And the flowers of it are so pretty:)

Kim, USA said...

Yay balimbing I am very good in climbing the tree because of this fruit. ^_^

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Ann said...

In Malaysia and Singapore, we call them star fruit.

Leah H. said...

Hmmn, hmmn, hmmn, where is the salt?

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wifetoalineman02 said...

I missed eating "Balimbing", it has been awhile :-( Thank you for sharing. dropping some love for MYM, hope that you can return the favor too.

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NixBlog said...

Lovely shots. You may like to join my Floral Friday Fotos meme:

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