Carambola also known as star fruit offers various health benefits and also comes with a few calories. Though Carambola is mostly consumed in its raw form, some people may cook it with sugar. It may also be juiced and then consumed. The calorie content in each of the mentioned form is different from the other.
One cup of carambola cubes contains around 45.2 calories out of which around 4.3 calories come from fat. The total fat content in an equal serving of carambola is 0.48 gram out of which 0.042 gram is monounsaturated fat content, 0.26 gram is polyunsaturated fat content and 0.032 gram is saturated fat content. The cholesterol content in this fruit is nil while the sodium and potassium content in it is 2.7 mg and 223.3 mg respectively. It also has carbohydrate content of 10.7 grams, dietary fiber content of 3.7 grams and total protein content of 0.74 gram. This fruit also includes a significant amount of Vitamin C.
A small sized raw carambola which is around 3 inches long contains 23.1 calories out of which just 2.2 calories come from fat. While a large sized 4 -1/2 inch long carambola contains around 41.9 calories out of which 4 calories come from fat. This fruit also contains other micronutrients such as sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Niacin, etc.
As mentioned above some people prefer consuming carambola in its cooked form. Carambola tastes good when it is cooked with sugar. One cup of carambola cooked with sugar contains around 109 calories; out of these as less as 6.9 calories come from fat.
Carambola juice offers various medicinal benefits. There are 100 calories in a 200 ml serving of carambola juice. The total carbohydrate content in an equal serving of carambola juice is 24 grams.