Choose star fruit that is ripe with a sweet smell and free from bruises. Fruits picked off the ground should also be free from bruises and infestation.
Keep star fruit in a cool place and arrange in single rows to prevent bruising. They can be frozen when pureed or stewed.
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Star fruit has five longitudinal ridges with the cross-section shaped like a star. There are sweet and sour varieties, of which the sour ones contain notable amounts of oxalic acid. Star fruits can be light green, yellow or off-white in color (Darley, 1993).