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Country of Origin: Greater Antilles & West Indies
Average Weight:
300 Grams

Introduction

Star apple (Chrysophyllum cainito) is a tropical fruit which is native to the Greater Antilles and the West Indies. The fruit has a round shape approximately the size of an apple. When it is ripe, it has usually purple skin with a faint green area appearing around the calyx. 

History

The fruit is native to the Greater Antilles and the West Indies but it has also been introduced in parts of Central America and in many tropic regions including Southeast Asia. 

Regions

It can be found in many areas including southern Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, Peru, Caribbean Islands, Bermuda, Haiti, Jamaica, west tropical Africa, Florida, and Philippines to name a few.   

Flavours & Texture

The fruit produces a strong odour and has a sweet taste. It has a tropical sweet flavor with nuances of apple, lychee and persimmon. Fruits can contain anywhere between three and ten seeds but those with fewer seeds tend to have the best flavour.

Preparation

Cut through the rind completely to about the middle of the fruit. Hold the fruit stem side down and gently twist the top off. You can eat the fruit raw, or add it in fruit salads. 

Nutritional Value

The star fruit is a decent source of several nutrients and is particularly rich in fiber and vitamin C.

Calories per medium-sized (91-gram) star fruit

28 kcal

Carbohydrates

6 g

Fiber

3 g

Protein

1 g

Vitamin C

52% of the RDI

Vitamin B5

4% of the RDI

Copper

6% of the RDI 

 

SHIPPING


Choose your desired delivery date at the checkout, available delivery dates will be displayed at checkout stage. All orders are dispatched via DHL on a 24hr Next Working Day service. If no date is selected your order will be dispatched at the next available date.

We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.

Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95

Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.

All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..

RETURNS

Let's start by stating the obvious. ​Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.​

​That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-

  • Take a photo of the inedible product
  • Put the product into your refrigerator
  • Send the photos to info@exoticfruits.co.uk, please include your order number in the subject
  • All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt

We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.

You can cancel your order anytime before dispatch, please contact 020 3633 8893 or info@exoticfruits.co.uk to cancel your order.

Apple - Star / Milk Fruit
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