I did a post on starfruit about six years ago and I've not had any starfruit since then. My prior post gives some of the background on starfruit and where it is found.
A friend, C. c. Claudia, gave me a box with some assorted fruit in it, including a starfruit. Starfruit reminds me of two things: the North Shore of Oahu, where I have bought it at roadside stands; and the Peruvian jungle where we were served slices of starfruit with honey as a dipping sauce.
|Sliced, it has the appearance of a vertebrae.|
Starfruit is very juicy, it rivals watermelon for water content. It also has an understated taste like watermelon. It is usually a little tart, so I find that a little something sweet with it is a nice addition. In this case, I used some honey and some maple syrup, drizzling a little bit on separate portions.
The star shape is so distinctive that it is as fun to look at it as it is to eat it. I loved both the honey and the maple syrup on it, with a slight nod to the maple syrup.
Judy has eaten pancakes several mornings recently, and I've been a little jealous watching her pour maple syrup on them. I was able to get my maple syrup fix for breakfast with the star fruit and feel much more healthy doing it.