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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. 


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. 


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.


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


6 g


3 g


1 g

Vitamin C

52% of the RDI

Vitamin B5

4% of the RDI


6% of the RDI