Carambola taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Carambola fruit (Averrhoa carambola) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Carambola as it is a combination of genus (Averrhoa) and species (A. carambola). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Carambola is Oxalidaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Carambola
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Carambola that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Carambola Facts are:
- When carambola is cut horizontally, it forms a star.
- It is believed that carambola helps to cure hangover.
- Entire carambola is edible, including its skin.
- 2 varieties of carambola are cultivated: tart & sweet.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are King, Bell, Sri Kembangan, Arkin and Fwang Tung. It is not available in seedless variety.