Star fruit, five fingers or carambola is in season now. It makes a very nice chow or tastes great on its own when ripened. Here is a fruit salad recipe using this local favourite that will help you stay away from those breakfast sausages during Lent.
Estimated preparation time: 30 minutes
Estimated cook time: N/A
Ready in 30 minutes
Making Five Fingers Breakfast Fruit Salad
1 table spoon sugar
1 pineapple – peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 five fingers or star fruit – sliced
1 papaya – halved lengthwise, seeded, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3 bananas, sliced
– Squeeze lime and mix in sugar until dissolved.
– Toss pineapple, five fingers or star fruit, papaya, and bananas together in a large bowl.
– Mix all the ingredients carefully so that they are covered by the lime juice. This is to prevent the bananas from turning brown.
This fruit salad is a healthy alternative for breakfast. It also works well as a dessert . The fruit salad can be served topped with plain yogurt or your favourite flavoured yogurt. You are free to be creative and mix and match fruits. When five fingers or star fruit is out of season feel free to try mangoes instead.
It has always been known that fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet. It seems that not all fruits however are created equal. It turns out that the humble five fingers or star fruit is rich in antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C; and low in sugar, sodium, and acid. It is also a potent source of both primary and secondary polyphenolic antioxidants. In countries of South Asia, it is believed that eating five fingers will greatly improve your sex drive. So do your body and your libido a favour and try our five fingers breakfast fruit salad. Enjoy your breakfast and happy eating.
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