How to cut Starfruit

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How to cut Starfruit?  I have always wondered about this little fruit. What does it taste like? How do you eat it? How do you slice it?  So I decided to buy it at the store because it was on sale for 49 cents! And to my surprise I loved it! It taste like an apple and orange combined. It has the texture of an apple and the sweetness of an orange.

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To cut the Starfruit:

Wash and pat dry.  Hold the star fruit vertically over a cutting board or counter-top.  Using a sharp knife, cut very shallowly down along each of the five ridges (or “star points”), removing and discarding the brown outer edge.  Turn the star fruit on its side.  You will see that one end of the fruit comes to a peak, while the other end is flatter with a dark spot (where the stem was attached).  Cut off this end piece and discard.  Now your star fruit is ready to be sliced.  Like an apple, you can cut thin or thick slices – it’s up to you.  Using the tip of your knife, remove and discard any seeds you find (Star fruit seeds are similar to apple seeds, but can be slightly larger and flatter).  Your star fruit is now ready to be eaten fresh, or added to salads or desserts.

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