Gamme Helfer | Carambole

The carambola or star fruit’s characteristics

The carambola or star fruit, from the Latin averrhoa carambola, is native to Malaysia and the Maluku Islands.

With a refreshing taste, the star fruit is an excellent source of vitamins A and C and is also rich in potassium.


There are several dozen varieties of star fruit of varying acidity. The most wide-spread is the Crystal Honey Carambola which is also the sweetest.


Georges Helfer SA (Switzerland) specializes in the import of exotic fruit such as star fruit and has strong links with countries of production. The company has a comprehensive and carefully controlled traceability system so produce is tracked until it reaches the end consumer.

Georges Helfer SA (Switzerland) also has well established arrangements for shipping star fruit, by sea or air from all countries of origin.


Carambola or star fruit are available in several sizes: 10, 12, 20 and 24. Packaging to order.



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